Chaotic advection in blood flow

A. B. Schelin, Gy. Karolyi, A. P. S. de Moura, N. A. Booth, C. Grebogi

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In this paper we argue that the effects of irregular chaotic motion of particles transported by blood can play a major role in the development of serious circulatory diseases. Vessel wall irregularities modify the flow field, changing in a nontrivial way the transport and activation of biochemically active particles. We argue that blood particle transport is often chaotic in realistic physiological conditions. We also argue that this chaotic behavior of the flow has crucial consequences for the dynamics of important processes in the blood, such as the activation of platelets which are involved in the thrombus formation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016213
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2009


  • Von-Willebrand-Factor
  • shear-stress
  • platelet deposition
  • hemodynamic factors
  • self-association
  • abdominal-aorta
  • model
  • atherosclerosis
  • attractors
  • activation


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