Patient-specific blood flow simulations in the pulmonary bifurcation of patients with tetralogy of fallot

Boumpouli, M. and Sauvage, E. and Capelli, C. and Schievano, S. and Gourlay, T. and Kazakidi, A. (2020) Patient-specific blood flow simulations in the pulmonary bifurcation of patients with tetralogy of fallot. In: 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics, 2020-07-19 - 2020-07-24. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Dysfunction of the pulmonary valve and narrowing of the branch pulmonary arteries are common chronic complications in adult patients with tetralogy of Fallot; the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease with an estimate prevalence 1 in 3000 live births. Clinical consequences include, but are not limited to, abnormal lung development and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. It is, therefore, crucial to better understand and characterise the haemodynamic environment in the pulmonary bifurcation to better diagnose and treat these patients. In this study, we have focused on investigating the blood flow dynamics in patient-specific geometries of the pulmonary bifurcation by means of computational models.