A Novel Experimental Method to Estimate Stress-Strain Behavior of Intact Coronary Arteries Using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

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Azita Tajaddini, D. Geoffrey Vince

Department of Biomedical Engineering/ND20, Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195

Deborah L. Kilpatrick

Guidant Corporation, Vascular Intervention Group, 3200 Lakeside Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054

J Biomech Eng 125(1), 120-123 (Feb 14, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1536929 History: Received November 01, 2001; Revised September 01, 2002; Online February 14, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Segmented IVUS image from a diseased porcine LAD artery.
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Ex-vivo experimental set-up.
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Comparing ex-vivo and in-vivo behavior of control porcine LADs.
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The ex-vivo response of control and injured porcine vessels. The response of a human coronary artery tested with the same method is shown for comparison.
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Ex-vivo stress-strain behavior of control and injured porcine LADs throughout the vascular wall.




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