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Biomechanics and Biotransport

Carotid artery disease; carotid stenosis; carotid compliance; impedance; lumped parameter model; atherosclerosis; stroke.

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Blood Supply To The Brain Via The Carotid Arteries: Examining Obstructive And Sclerotic Disorders Using Theoretical And Experimental Models, Onaizah Onaizah Aug 2015

Blood Supply To The Brain Via The Carotid Arteries: Examining Obstructive And Sclerotic Disorders Using Theoretical And Experimental Models, Onaizah Onaizah

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Stroke remains one of the leading causes of death in North America. Approximately half of all ischemic episodes are a direct result of carotid artery disease, which can be categorized into either obstructive or sclerotic disease. Obstructive disease is a result of plaque development that imposes a direct limitation on the physical space available for blood flow. Sclerotic disease involves the hardening of the arteries as is often a result of aging and disease. While the impact of vessel stiffening is not as obvious, it does interfere with wave propagation. Effects of obstructive and sclerotic disease were studied using a ...