Aortic disease is one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease. Since the aorta is the main artery that supplies oxygenated blood from the heart, disorders of the aorta can be life-threatening.
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. and represent various conditions affecting the cardiac chambers, valves, and peripheral blood vessels.
Coronary Artery Hemodynamics
Coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in the US and worldwide. Approximately half a million patients each year undergo coronary bypass graft surgery in the US.
We use computational tools to investigate the effectiveness of medical devices in a virtual setting. Simulations allow us to efficiently evaluate the effects of different designs on the disease-specific indicators of interest.