Alteration of arterial wall shear stress (WSS) may cause endothelial damage which is believed to be a major cause of plaque and thrombus formation. Stent implantation affects WSS values which might lead to in-stent restenosis. It has been shown that WSS values change particularly between stent struts and in post-stent region. This study presents computational fluid dynamics models to analyze blood flow in stented human coronary arteries and investigate effects of a flow divider on haemodynamic parameters.
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