Clarify the Mechanism of Thromboembolism: Measurement, Imaging and Quantitative Analysis of Thrombus Formation in Artificial Vessels
Challenging to visualize the invisible mechanisms
venous thrombosis, thromboembolism, mathematical model, microfluidic device
Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements
Thromboembolism is a major risk for sudden death. Prevention of it is hard because the underlying mechanism is unknown. Some studies have reported rheological findings in artery models but there are few previous studies modeling human veins. So, we made a micro flow channel device to visualize and quantify the venous thrombus formation. The aim is to extract element of randomness and reproducibility in the convective reaction-diffusion system from a rheological point of view.
Our next aim is to extract physical elements of randomness and reproducibility of venous thrombus formation as convective reaction-diffusion system.
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