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Living Heart Human Model: Cardiovascular Stent Deployment and Cardiac Cycle Simulation1

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Prabhav Saraswat

Virtual Human Modeling,
Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA,
Fairfax, VA 22033

Manoj Chinnakonda, Brian Baillargeon

Virtual Human Modeling,
Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA,
Freemont, CA 94538

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033869Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030945 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1135; doi: 10.1115/1.4033869 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

(a) Stent part with strut and connector, (b) planar stent assembly, and (c) wrapped stent

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Fig. 2

Coronary arteries and stent added to the SIMULIA Living Heart Human Model. Zoomed-in view shows the stent aligned with the coronary arteries.

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Fig. 3

Stent configuration: (a) undeformed, (b) crimping, and (c) deployment

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Fig. 4

(a) Stent sets distal, middle, and proximal (b) stent diastolic stress contour, and (c) stent systolic stress contour

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Fig. 5

Fatigue evaluation of the stent by Goodman's plot. The distal region of the stent is more likely to fail than the proximal region of the stent.



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