Effect of arterial wall compliance on the invasive coronary diagnostic parameters for various severities of coronary stenoses was assessed. The Mooney-Rivlin model was used to define the non-linear properties of the arterial wall and the plaque regions. The non-Newtonian viscosity of blood was modeled using the Carreau model. A finite element method was employed to solve the pulsatile fluid (blood)-structure (arterial wall) interaction (FSI) equations. Variability in the diagnostic parameter values can occur near the cut-off value due to change in compliance of stenotic arteries between the range of 84% and 89% area stenosis. This may lead to misdiagnosis and might wrongly lead to postponement of coronary intervention.

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