Mechanistic numerical study of trhombus growth
Bark, David Lawrence, Jr.
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A computational model of thrombus initiation and aggrandizement was proposed. The model separated the thrombotic process into three mechanisms, including shear enhanced diffusivity, platelet margination, and platelet adhesion. The model indicates that transport mechanisms may be the rate limiting condition of thrombus formation at physiological shear rates and that at higher shear rates; platelet binding becomes the rate limiting condition. Additionally a wall shear rate of 20000 s-1 and above should be considered as a new criterion for prophylactic treatment of an atherosclerotic lesion.