Oct 31, 2021
Ascending aortic aneurysm haemodynamics are associated with aortic wall biomechanical properties
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
CONCLUSIONS: Shear forces at the wall of ATAAs are associated with local degradation of arterial wall viscoelastic hysteresis (ΔUL) and delamination strength, a surrogate for aortic dissection. Haemodynamic indices may provide insights into aortic wall integrity, ultimately leading to novel metrics for assessing risks associated with ATAAs.