The Cardiovascular Biomechanics group performs research in the field of computational and experimental biomechanical analysis of the cardiovascular system. Aim is to develop computational models, experimental techniques, and medical devices for clinical diagnosis, decision support, and intervention.
Inherent to the groups approach is the testing of these models and devices using data obtained from our in vitro setups, from isolated (slaughterhouse) in vivo beating heart experiments, and data from animals and patients, obtained in collaboration with our academic and clinical partners.
The research is directed along the three following topics;
Blood in Motion
Vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, thrombosis and aneurysms occur at specific regions in the circulation. Local blood...Lees meer
Heart at work
Possibilities to obtain information from the patient heart have grown strongly with the development of new imaging modalities such...Lees meer
Vessels under Stress
Atherosclerosis, aneurysm formation and other vascular diseases are reflected in an alteration of the morphological and mechanical...Lees meer