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Deflating the Balloon

Category: Prosperous world

A ballooning aorta (aneurysm)

The ballooning of the aorta (an aneurysm) can be fatal. The safest way to treat this is by putting a stent-graft in via keyhole surgery. However, this only works for patients with larger arteries, such as men. At Strathclyde, we are developing a computational tool which will be used to improve the design of these medical devices to help make them available to a wider group of patients.

Entrant: Alexandra Wren , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Copyright: Alexandra Wren