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Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2007 Apr;5(2):113-9.

Vascular wall shear stress in clinical practice.

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2nd Department of Cardiology, Medical Physics Unit, University of Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Wall shear stress is a fluid dynamic quantity that is gradually emerging as a potentially important factor of coronary atherosclerosis. Methods, therefore, of estimation of shear stress in the arterial system are of clinical relevance. The purpose of this review is to define wall shear stress, review the various methods that have been used for its assessment in human circulation, and examine the methodological limitations and applicability of each method in clinical practice.

PMID:
17430215
DOI:
10.2174/157016107780368253
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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