Saving lives using new stent graft design

Date:       August 26, 2015
Source:      South Dakota State University
Summary:      Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling “helped validate that the configuration is delivering more well developed blood flow with the design,” according to a vascular surgeon.

Vascular surgeon Pat Kelly of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, knew his patients were doing better with the stent graft he designed, but he wanted a better understanding of the mechanics before testing the device more widely in a clinical trial. For that, he reached out to South Dakota State University.

Source:

South Dakota State University. (2015, August 26). Saving lives using new stent graft design. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 22, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150826204307.htm

 

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