volume 29, issue 5, P635-642 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00108-5
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A. Rachev, N. Stergiopulos, J.-J. Meister

Abstract: The dynamics of arterial wall remodeling was studied on the basis of a phenomenological mathematical model. Sustained hypertension was simulated by a step increase in blood pressure. Remodeling rate equations were postulated for the evolution of the geometrical dimensions that characterize the zero stress state of the artery. The driving stimuli are the deviations of the extreme values of the circumferential stretch ratios and the average stress from their values at the normotensive state. Arterial wall was co…

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