The endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) consists of inserting a delivery system through intravascular pathway and deploying one or several stent-grafts at the aneurysm site in order to exclude it. This procedure has proven to have a high success rate for eligible patient population and benefits in terms of reduced blood loss, intraoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. As the selection criteria for EVAR extend progressively due to enhancements in the devices and delivery systems, clinicians are confronted with cases becoming increasingly difficult and demanding procedures with steep learning curve (aortic dissection, branched and fenestrated stent-graft, and complex anatomy with high tortuosity or short aortic neck). In this context patient-specific Finite Element Modeling (FEM) could provide a predictive tool to support endovascular device assessment and selection as well as intervention planning. Given the lack of dedicated solutions, the aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of simulating the main steps of EVAR procedure, from guidewire insertion to stent-graft deployment.

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