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Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: Advancement of Numerical and Experimental Diagnostic Tools

Call for Papers

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in developed world. After few decades of research, the clear anatomic functional and hemodynamic interdependency of cardiovascular assemblies and the use of various simulations tools to analyse such interactions are well recognised and documented.

In line with this recent advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), laser diagnostics and imagining processing have introduced new methodologies to study the cardiovascular diseases and the mechanisms underlying their pathology. Knowledge gained from implementing these tools has led to the development of successful therapies and novel tools to characterize these clinical conditions and assist in the development of a precise, preventive, and predictive treatment for CVD. Moreover, new designs of various artificial devices to aid the functionality of the heart and main blood vessels, such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), stents, and valves to name a few have been widely proposed and implemented with various degrees of success. However, research is still ongoing as there is a need to develop a rigorous synergy between advanced simulations tools and experimental diagnostics methodologies.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that illustrate the continuing efforts to advance our current understanding of cardiovascular hemodynamics using numerical and experimental diagnostic techniques. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of CFD in understanding CVD in general
  • Advances in fluid structure interactions (FSI) of heart valves and small and large arteries as well as VAD systems
  • New approaches for the treatments of CVD and heart lung research
  • Advancement in cardiovascular modelling system (CMS) to detect possible disease conditions and facilitate early diagnosis
  • Advancement of patient-specific imaging
  • Phase contrast (PC) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)
  • Simulation of biomechanical systems at cellular and tissue levels
  • Examination and verifications of soft biological tissues at microscale

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/cvd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 May 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 19 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yosry (yos) Morsi, Biomechanical and Tissue Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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