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Title: Hemodynamics of human placenta
Published In: WIT Transaction on Biomedicine and Health vol 17, 2013
Description: The placenta is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus. Normal placentation and placental development are critical for a successful pregnancy. In this study the placenta are obtained from normal pregnancy and of normal vaginal delivery (age: 31 years old, parity 1, and gestation 38 weeks). After the delivery of the baby and the placenta commercial polymer mixture was injected into the artery to achieve a placental vascular model. The polymeric cast of the fetal vasculature of full-term placenta is used in order to perform a numerical simulation of the blood perfusion in the placenta. The period for the simulations is 0.5s, which corresponds to a baby heart rate of 120 bpm. Numerical simulation indicated that the velocity profiles in the placental vessels, both immediately upstream and downstream the bifurcation, are close to parabolic profiles.
ISBN:ISBN: 978-1-84564-706-3
ISSN:ISSN: 1743-3525
DOI:DOI: 10.2495/BIO130041
Publication year: 2013
Keywords:placenta, numerical simulation, fetoplacental vasculature
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Authors: BERNAD Elena , CRAINA Marius , BERNAD Sandor ,
Type: International Conference Proceedings
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: ARFT