Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques have progressed to a point where they can be routinely applied towards the simulation of blood flow dynamics in the human vasculature. Patient-specific geometries and physiologically accurate flow rates can be obtained from clinical images to provide accurate boundary conditions for these simulations. Advances in computer hardware and CFD software in recent years have reduced the simulation computing time from days to hours. Such a time frame permits incorporation of the information obtained with CFD into the clinical workflow for the surgical repair of vascular pathologies. In this article, the concepts of CFD are introduced via a patient-specific simulation of the hemodynamics in a type III B aortic dissection. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of how to optimize CFD simulations so that their results may be of clinical value to the treating surgeon. Limitations as they exist today are discussed.

" /> Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques have progressed to a point where they can be routinely applied towards the simulation of blood flow dynamics in the human vasculature. Patient-specific geometries and physiologically accurate flow rates can be obtained from clinical images to provide accurate boundary conditions for these simulations. Advances in computer hardware and CFD software in recent years have reduced the simulation computing time from days to hours. Such a time frame permits incorporation of the information obtained with CFD into the clinical workflow for the surgical repair of vascular pathologies. In this article, the concepts of CFD are introduced via a patient-specific simulation of the hemodynamics in a type III B aortic dissection. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of how to optimize CFD simulations so that their results may be of clinical value to the treating surgeon. Limitations as they exist today are discussed.

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Nutritional Supplements and the Heart

Vol 15, Issue 3 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

Dietary Supplements: Facts and Fallacies

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. Raizner and Cooke Take the Lead in Special Issue on Supplements

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Recent Clinical Trials Shed New Light on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

Coenzyme Q10

Red Yeast Rice for Hypercholesterolemia

Inorganic Nitrate Supplementation for Cardiovascular Health

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements: Helpful, Harmful, or Neutral for Cardiovascular Risk?

Cardiovascular Risk of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Snoopy’s Heart: A Case of Complete Congenital Absence of the Pericardium

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

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The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

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Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

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Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D.

Winters Center for Heart Failure Research at Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas