Influence of Non-Newtonian Blood Viscosity on Wall Pressure in Right Coronary Arteries with Serial StenosesB. Liu 
 Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, USA
Three dimensional mathematical models are developed to simulate the blood flows in patient specific right coronary arteries with two stenoses. Simulations are carried out with various flow parameters under physiological conditions. Both Newtonian and non-Newtonian blood viscosity models are applied in the simulations to examine the influence of non-Newtonian viscosity of blood on the wall pressure. The numerical observations show that the non-Newtonian viscosity of blood does not have a significant effect on the time averaged wall pressure and pressure drop coefficient.