M. Conti1, F. Auricchio1, M. De Beule2, M. Grigioni3
1Università degli Studi di Pavia/IT, 2Ghent University/BE, 3Istituto Superiore di Sanità/IT
Realistic simulations, exploiting computational methods as structural FEA, FSI or CFD, have proved their effectiveness to optimize the design of minimally-invasive cardiovascular devices or to support the surgical procedure planning. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to enhance the reliability and the use of such simulations in the clinical practice.
This mini-symposium would provide a meeting point for physicians, device manufactures, and (academic or industrial) engineers, who are investigating, through numerical simulations, the cardiovascular system with a particular focus on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases requiring endovascular and heart valve devices.
Topics can include, but are not limited to, patient-specific analyses of hemodynamics, structural and/or fluid mechanics in percutaneous coronary or peripheral interventions such as stenting, mathematical and computational methods applied to the development and optimization of novel vascular and heart valve prostheses.
While the primary aim of the mini-symposium is to report on computational mechanics, related topics such as advanced experimental methods providing proper data from real world or in-vitro simulation for validation of computational models will be also welcome.