Simulation of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in a perfused patient-specific model of type B aortic dissection

Complicated type B Aortic dissection is a severe aortic pathology that requires treatment through thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). A realistic pulsatile flow through the aortic phantom is provided by a cardiac piston pump (Superpump, Vivitro Labs Inc., Victoria, Canada). The flexible aortic dissection phantom was successfully incorporated in the hemodynamic flow loop, a systolic pressure of 112 mmHg and physiological flow of 4.05 L per minute was reached.

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