Mechanics and fluid dynamics in cardiovascular disease

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Mechanics and fluid dynamics in cardiovascular disease.The study of cardiovascular mechanics and blood flow dynamics can help us understand the mechanisms underlying various cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysms, valve dysfunction and heart failure. This approach can address numerous challenges in cardiovascular medicine, including the detection of early-stage disease, risk stratification, the replacement of invasive techniques, and the need for patient-specific treatment planning. However, advances are needed to improve data assimilation methods, model accuracy, reduce the computational complexity of fluid dynamic simulations, and the implementation of flow-related biomarkers of disease into the clinic. To help address this need and support SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders invites authors to submit articles applying mechanics and fluid dynamics principles in cardiovascular research and medicine.


  • Francesco Capuano

    Francesco Capuano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). He received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2015. His research is focused on developing high-fidelity and robust computational techniques for modeling and analysis of multiscale, multiphysics problems in engineering and biological systems. Particular emphasis is given to scale-resolving and physics compatible simulations of turbulent flows, cardiovascular biomechanics, and biological fluid dynamics.

  • Isabella Leo

    Dr Isabella Leo, MD, Cardiologist, PhD is currently a Research Associate in Cardiology at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy. Her PhD project focused on a novel non-invasive quantification tool of intracardiac fluid dynamics. She has a special interest in multi-modality cardiovascular imaging and particularly in advanced echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance. She has been a clinical fellow in MRI for two years at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London and she has currently ongoing scientific collaborations with the CMR Department of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

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