Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Simulation of a mechanical thrombectomy device based in the use of self-expandable stents for the blood clots extraction
Year:2011

Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences,
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering,
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
Recently, we have presented some studies concerning the analysis, design and optimization of one experimental device developed in the UK - GPTAD - which has been designed to remove blood clots without the need to make contact with the clot itself, thereby potentially reducing the risk of problems such as downstream embolisation. Based on the idea of a modification of the previous device, in this work, we present a model based in the use of stents like the SolitaireTM FR, which is in contact with the clot itself. In the case of such devices, the stent is self-expandable and the extraction of the blood clot is faciliatated by the stent, which must be inside the clot. Such stents are generally inserted in position by using the guidewire inserted into the catheter. This type of modeling could potentially be useful in showing how the blood clot is moved by the various different forces involved. The modelling has been undertaken by analyzing the resistances, compliances and inertances effects. We model an artery and blood clot for range of forces for the guidewire. In each case we determine the interaction between blood clot, stent and artery.
International
Si
Congress
UkSim 5th European Modelling Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation 2011 ? EMS 2011, de IEEE
960
Place
Madrid, Spain
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7695-4619-3
Start Date
16/11/2011
End Date
18/11/2011
From page
138
To page
143
UkSim 5th European Modelling Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation 2011 ? EMS 2011, de IEEE
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías ferroviarias y simulación avanzada
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación