Vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis and aneurysms are becoming frequent disorders in the industrialized world due to sedentary lifestyles and rich food. Causing more deaths then cancer, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the western world. Significant research efforts are being made to investigate detailed effects of vascular diseases and their resulting consequences in the diminution of health.
For more than a decade numerical predictions of blood flow inside vessels have aided the research efforts. An increase in CFD software user-friendliness and computer performance has caused the simulations to gain more and more practical importance.
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