Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Committee Member/Second Reader
Currently, 18.2 million adults aged 20 and older are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (Benjamin et al., 2019). Stenosis is the most common intervention. However, when a patient has a bifurcated artery, treatment becomes more difficult and is often unsuccessful. This project created a new stent and balloon complex that was tested in vitro using a gel phantom artery model. Two separate prototypes have been created and tested so far, with improvements made upon each. Testing is still underway with Prototype 2.
coronary stent, biomedical engineering, coronary, stent
Nowell, A. (2020). Modified Stent Design for a Coronary Bifurcation Lesion. Biological Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/biscuht/34
Biomaterials Commons, Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation Commons, Cardiovascular Diseases Commons