Stenting may provide a new, less invasive therapeutic option for cerebral aneurysms. However, a conventional porous stent may be insufficient in modifying the blood flow for clinical aneurysms. We designed an asymmetric stent consisting of a low porosity patch welded onto a porous stent for an anterior cerebral artery aneurysm of a specific patient geometry to block the strong inflow jet... … 2.5. Angiographic flow visualization The rapid prototype aneurysm model was inserted in a flow loop consisting of a waveform generator, a pump, and a flow meter; the flow was activated by a heart simulating pump (Vivitro Systems Inc., Canada) …Go to the Article
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