Fluid simulations to estimate the risk of thrombus formation in the portal vein of cirrhotic patients Fluid simulations to estimate the risk of thrombus formation in the portal vein of cirrhotic patients

Portal vein thrombosis is an obstruction of the portal vein, caused by a blood clot in the vessel that restricts blood flow into the liver. Thrombosis in the portal vein can be asymptomatic, so an early detection of the pathology could mean a better outcome for the patient. Computational simulations of haemodynamics can be used to estimate blood flow biomarkers indicating the risk of a given patient to develop a thrombus. The main objective of this project is to apply the modelling pipelines we have developed over the years to run fluid simulations in cardiology to the portal vein thrombosis application. This project will be performed in collaboration with clinicians at Hospital del Mar.

Supervisors: Jordi Mill, Oscar Camara