Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Paper Published: CCA Geometry and Hemodynamics

The common carotid artery is, er, commonly assumed to be long and straight, which justifies the, er, common assumption of fully-developed flow in this artery.

On the other hand, in the latest issue of Physiological Measurement, we show the typical CCA possesses a compound curvature that, while modest, is sufficient to explain our prior observation of velocity profile skewing in this artery.