Computational fluid dynamics has been applied to the design, refinement, and assessment of surgical procedures and medical devices. This tool calculates flow patterns and pressure changes within a virtual model of the cardiovascular system. In the field of paediatric cardiac surgery, computational fluid dynamics is being used to elucidate the optimal approach to staged reconstruction of specific defects and study the haemodynamics of the resulting anatomical configurations after reconstructive or palliative surgery. In this paper, we review the techniques and principal findings of computational fluid dynamics studies as applied to a few representative forms of congenital heart disease.
Cardiology in the Young
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DeCampli, W. M., Argueta-Morales, I. R., Divo, E., & Kassab, A. J. (2012). Computational Fluid Dynamics in Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiology in the Young, 22(6). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/db-mechanical-engineering/25