Human Health

Complex blood flow patterns in the human cardiovascular system are implicated in serious cardiovascular diseases such as heart valve calcification, aneurysms, atherosclerosis, and more. Understanding these patterns is important for patient-specific optimization of life-saving medical devices and for guiding virtual surgery applications. SAFL researchers are developing novel computational tools specifically tailored to provide a reliable and efficient hemodynamics simulation framework for probing the links between blood flow and disease pathways and patient-specific optimization of medical devices and surgical planning.

Focus Areas

  • Left ventricle hemodynamics
  • Native and prosthetic heart valves
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Fontan surgeries