68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 22, 2015 — November 24, 2015)

V0023: Formation of Blood Clots in the Human Heart

  • Jung Hee Seo, Johns Hopkins University
  • Thura Abd, Johns Hopkins University
  • Richard T. George, Johns Hopkins University
  • Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2015.GFM.V0023

Blood clots (thrombus) formation in the left heart is one of the most feared complication after the myocardial infarction. The formation of clots is resulted by the complex interaction between the hemodynamics and the biochemical reactions. In this video, the blood flow pattern and the accumulation of key coagaulation factor, thrombin (Factor IIa) in the patient specific, infarcted left ventricle are visualized based on the coupled hemodynamic and biochemcial simulations. 

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