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A targeted approach to cardiovascular health

With a foundation in vascular biology, cardiovascular engineers develop novel treatments with practical applications, working side-by-side with clinicians to make sure approaches stay relevant to patients. 

The field spans a wide range of biomedical and engineering projects targeted at understanding the mechanisms and treatments of cardiovascular health, disease, and regeneration. Cardiovascular engineering encompasses a number of other engineering sciences, such as fluid dynamics and solid mechanics, which are integrated with biology as well as the study of heart diseases and anatomy.

Our research area of focus in cardiovascular engineering include blood vessel formation, vasculature stabilization, gap junctions and connexins, causes of sudden cardiac death, and therapeutic approaches to all of the above. 

Faculty with research interests in cardiovascular engineering

Affiliated labs