Flow patterns in aortic circulation associated to the mustard procedure

G. D’Avenio, S. Donatiello, A. Secinaro, A. Palombo, B. Marino, A. Amodeo, M. Grigioni

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The transposition of the great arteries (aorta and main pulmonary artery) is a pathological conditionwhich is faced with negative outcome in the very first years of life, if left untreated.Asurgical procedure for restoring a more physiological situation is the Mustard procedure, which allows total correction of transposition of the great vessels, by means of surgical redirection of caval blood to appropriate atria. In the Mustard procedure, pulmonary and systemic circulation are driven by the left and right ventricle, respectively.With respect to the physiological case, after the Mustard operation the ascending part of the aorta, immediately downstream of the ventricle, has a lower curvature. The present study is meant to characterize, by means of patient-specific modelling and computational simulation, the aortic hemodynamics in patients operated on with a Mustard procedure, in order to highlight whether the native connection of the aorta to the right ventricle can cause particular concerns, with respect to the physiological case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-63
Number of pages13
JournalLecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Aortic circulation
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Fluid dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Mechanical Engineering

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