Biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is being studied by another combination research team from Thayer School, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. AAA is a disease in which the abdominal aorta dilates and will eventually rupture if corrective surgery is not performed in time. The cross-campus group is studying the biomechanical cause of the ruptures. The results are being used to develop a stress-based prediction of an aneurysm's susceptibility to rupture.

Faculty contact: Francis E. Kennedy Jr.