Finite-element analysis of balloon angioplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Finite-element modelling is used to simulate the response of atherosclerotic arteries to a balloon angioplasty procedure. Material properties for the normal wall are derived from experimental data, and the properties of the plaque are varied over a wide range. Comparison with experimental data shows that the normal arterial wall can be appropriately modelled using a hyperelastic material definition. Large strain, non-linear analysis was used to simulate the dilatation of three typical plaque configurations by an angioplasty balloon. Stress contour plots are presented for each configuration. Results show good agreement with previous histologic studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oh, S; Kleinberger, M; McElhaney, JH

Published Date

  • July 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 4 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S108 - S114

PubMed ID

  • 7967823

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-0444

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-0118

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf02523336


  • eng