Journal Articles



A. van Engelen, M.S. Vieira, I. Rafiq, M. Cecelja, T. Scheider, H. de Bliek, C.A. Figueroa, T. Hussain, R. Botnar, J. Alastruey. “Aortic Length Measurements for Pulse Wave Velocity Calculation: Manual 2D vs Semi-automated 3D centerline extraction”. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. DOI: 10.1186/s12968-017-0341-y pdf_icon_20w.

F. Cuomo, S. Roccabianca, N. Xiao, D. Dillon-Murphy, J.D. Humphrey, C.A. Figueroa. “Effects of Age-Associated Regional Changes in Central Artery Stiffness on Human Systemic Hemodynamics Revealed by Computational Modeling”. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173177 pdf_icon_20w.

C.J. Arthurs, P. Agarwal, A. John, A. Dorfman, R. Grifka, C.A. Figueroa. “Reproducing patient-specific hemodynamics in the Blalock-Taussig circulation using a flexible multi-domain simulation framework: applications for optimal shunt design”. Frontiers in Pediatrics. DOI: 10.3389/fped.2017.00078 pdf_icon_20w.

P. Youssefi, A. Gomez, C.J. Arthurs, R. Sharma, M. Jahangiri, C.A. Figueroa. “Impact of Patient-specific Inflow Velocity Profiles on Haemodynamics of the Thoracic Aorta”. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. DOI: 10.1115/1.4037857 pdf_icon_20w.

Y.S. Oh, D.E. Berkowitz, R.A. Cohen, C.A. Figueroa, D.G. Harrison, J.D. Humphrey, D.F. Larson, J.A. Leopold, R.P. Mecham, N. Ruiz-Opazo, L. Santhanam, F. Seta, J.Y.J. Shyy, Z. Sun, P.S. Tsao, J. Waggenseil, Z. Galis. “A Special Report on the NHLBI Initiative to Study Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Arterial Stiffness and its Association with Hypertension”. Circulation Research. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.311703 pdf_icon_20w.



J.D. Humphrey, D.G. Harrison, C.A. Figueroa, P. Lacolley, S. Laurent. “Central Artery Stiffness in Hypertension and Aging: A Problem with Cause and Consequence.” Circulation Research. Vol 118, pp. 379-381 pdf_icon_20w.

D. Dillon-Murphy, A. Noorani, D.A. Nordsletten, C.A. Figueroa. “Multi-Modality Image-Based Analysis of Hemodynamics of Aortic Dissection”. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. Vol 15, pp. 857-876 pdf_icon_20w.

C.J. Arthurs, K.D. Lau, K. Asrress, S.R. Redwood, C.A. Figueroa. “A Mathematical Model of Coronary Blood Flow Control: Simulation of Patient-Specific Three-Dimensional Haemodynamics during Exercise. American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. DOI:  10.1152/ajpheart.00517.2015 pdf_icon_20w.

F.J.H. Nauta, S. Trimarchi, A.V. Kamman, F.L. Moll, J.A. Herwaarden, H.J. Patel, C.A. Figueroa, K.A. Eagle, J.B. Froehlich. “Update in Management of Type B Aortic Dissection”. Journal of Vascular Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1358863X16642318 pdf_icon_20w.

J. Alastruey, N. Xiao, H. Fok. T. Schaeffter, C.A. Figueroa. “On the Impact of Modeling Assumptions in Multi-Scale Subject-Specific Models of Aortic Hemodynamics”. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0073 pdf_icon_20w.

S. Ben Ahmed, D. Dillon-Murphy, C.A. Figueroa. “Computational Study of Anatomical Risk Factors in Idealized Models of Type B Aortic Dissection”. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.07.025 pdf_icon_20w.

P. Youssefi, A. Gomez, T. He, L. Anderson, N. Bunce, R. Sharma, C.A. Figueroa, M. Jahangiri. “Patient-specific Computational Fluid Dynamics – Assessment of Aortic Hemodynamics in a Spectrum of Aortic Valve Pathologies”. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.09.040 pdf_icon_20w.

F.J.H. Nauta, K.D. Lau, C.J. Arthurs, K.A. Eagle, D.M. Williams, S. Trimarchi, H.J. Patel, C.A. Figueroa. “Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thrombus Formation Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair”. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.067 pdf_icon_20w.

F.J.H. Nauta, A.V. Kamman, E.H. Ibrahim, P.P. Agarwal, B. Yang, K. Kim, D.M. Williams, J.A. Herwaarden, F.L. Moll, K.A. Eagle, S. Trimarchi, H.J. Patel, C.A. Figueroa. “Assessment of CardiOvascular Remodelling following Endovascular aortic repair through imaging and computation: the CORE prospective observational cohort study protocol”. British Medical Journal Open. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012270 pdf_icon_20w.

P. Youssefi, R. Sharma, C.A. Figueroa, M. Jahangiri. “Functional Assessment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms – The Future of Risk Prediction?”. British Medical Bulletin. DOI: 10.1093/bmb/ldw049 pdf_icon_20w.

H.W.L. de Beaufort, F.J.H. Nauta, M. Conti, E. Cellitti, C. Trentin, E. Faggiano, G.H.W. van Bogerijen, C.A. Figueroa, F.L. Moll, J.A. Herwaarden, F. Auricchio, S. Trimarchi. “Extensibility and Distensibility of the Thoracic Aorta in Patients with Aneurysm”. Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2016.11.018 pdf_icon_20w.



K. Lau, C.A. Figueroa. “Simulation of Short-term Pressure Regulation during the Tilt Test in a Coupled 3D-0D Closed-Loop Model of the Circulation.” BMMB. Vol 14, pp. 915-929 pdf_icon_20w.

F. Cuomo, J. Ferruzzi, J.D. Humphrey, C.A. Figueroa. “An experimental-computational study of catheter induced alterations in pulse wave velocity in anesthetized mice.” Ann Biomed Eng. Vol 43(7), pp. 1555-1570 pdf_icon_20w.

M.S. Vieira, T. Hussain, C.A. Figueroa. “Patient-specific Image-based Computational Modeling in Congenital Heart Disease: A Clinician Perspective”. Journal of Cardiology and Therapy. Vol. 2(6), pp. 436-448 pdf_icon_20w.

F. Donati, C.A. Figueroa, N. Smith, P. Lamata, D.A. Nordsletten. “Non-invasive Pressure Difference Estimation from PC-MRI Using the Work Energy Equation”. Medical Image Analysis. Vol 26(1), pp. 159-172pdf_icon_20w.

F. Nauta, M. Conti, A. Kamman, G. van Bogerijen, J. Tolenaar, F. Auricchio, C.A. Figueroa, J. van Herwaarden, F. Moll, S. Trimarchi. “Biomechanical Changes After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Type B Dissection: A Systematic Review”. Journal of Endovascular Therapy. Vol. 22(6), pp. 918-933 pdf_icon_20w.



S. Roccabianca, C.A. Figueroa, G. Tellides, J.D. Humphrey. “Quantification of Regional Differences in Aortic Stiffness in the Aging Human.” J Mech Behav Biomed Mat. Vol. 29, pp. 618-634 pdf_icon_20w.

N. Xiao, J. Alastruey-Arimon, C.A. Figueroa. “A Systematic Comparison Between 1D and 3D Hemodynamics in Compliant Arterial Models.” Int J Num Meth Biomed Eng. Vol. 30(2), pp. 204-231. .

P. Di Achille, G. Tellides, C.A. Figueroa, J.D. Humphrey. “A haemodynamic predictor of intraluminal thrombus formation in abdominal aortic aneurysms.” Proc Royal Soc A-Math Phys Eng Sci. Volume: 470(2172) pdf_icon_20w.



J.S. Coogan, J.D. Humphrey, C.A. Figueroa. “Computational Simulations of Hemodynamic Changes within Thoracic, Coronary, and Cerebral Arteries Following Early Wall Remodeling in Response to Distal Aortic Coarctation.” BMMB. Vol. 12(1), pp. 79-93 .

P. Moireau, C. Bertoglio, N. Xiao, C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor, D. Chapelle, J.F. Gerbeau. “Sequential Identification of Boundary Support Parameters in a Fluid-Structure Vascular Model using Patient Data.” BMMB. Vol. 12(3), pp. 475-96 .

N. Xiao, J.D. Humphrey, C.A. Figueroa. “Multi-Scale Computational Model of Three-Dimensional Hemodynamics within a Deformable Full-Body Arterial Network.” J Comput Phys. Vol 244, pp. 22-40 .

A. Prasad, N. Xiao, X.Y. Gong, C.K. Zarins, C.A. Figueroa. “A Computational Framework for Investigating the Positional Stability of Aortic Endografts.” BMMB. Vol. 12(5), pp. 869-887 .



P. Moireau, N. Xiao, M. Astorino, C.A. Figueroa, D. Chapelle, C.A. Taylor, J.F. Gerbeau. “External Tissue Support and Fluid-Structure Simulation in Blood Flows.” BMMB. Vol. 11(1), pp. 1-18 .



E.O. Kung, A.S. Les, C.A. Figueroa, F. Medina, R.B.Wicker, M.V. McConnell, C.A. Taylor. “In Vitro Validation of Finite Element Analysis of Blood Flow in Deformable Models.” Ann Biomed Eng. Vol. 39(7), pp. 1947-1960.

A. Prasad, L.K. To, M.L. Gorrepati, C.K. Zarins, C.A. Figueroa. “Computational Analysis of Stresses Acting on Inter-modular Junctions in Thoracic Aortic Endografts.” J Endovas Ther. Vol. 18, pp. 559-568 .

J.F. LaDisa, R.J. Dholakia, C.A. Figueroa, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, F.P. Chan, M.M. Samyn, J.R. Cava, C.A. Taylor, J.A. Feinstein. “Computational Simulations Demonstrate Altered Wall Shear Stress in Aortic Coarctation Patients Previously Treated by Resection with End-to-End Anastomosis.” Congen Heart Disea. Vol. 6, pp. 432-443 .

R. Raghu, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor. “Comparative Study of Viscoleastic Arterial Wall Models in Nonlinear One-dimensional Finite Element Simulations of Blood Flow.” J Biomech Eng. Vol. 133(8), pp. 081003-1:11.

J.F. LaDisa*, C.A. Figueroa*, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, H.J. Kim, N. Xiao, L.M. Ellwein, F.P. Chan, J.A. Feinstein, C.A. Taylor. “Computational Simulations for Aortic Coarctation: Representative Results from a Sampling of Patients.” J Biomech Eng. Vol. 133(9), pp. 091009-1:9..



I.E. Vignon-Clementel, C.A. Figueroa, K.E. Jansen, C.A. Taylor. “Outflow Boundary Conditions for Three-Dimensional Simulations of Non-Periodic Blood Flow and Pressure Fields in Deformable Arteries.” Comp Meth Biomech Biomed Eng. Vol. 13(5), pp. 625-640 .

A.S. Les, S.C. Shadden, C.A. Figueroa, J.M. Park, M.M. Tedesco, R.J. Herfkens, R.L. Dalman, C.A. Taylor. “Quantification of Hemodynamics in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms During Rest and During Exercise Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computational Fluid Dynamics.” Ann Biomed Eng. Vol. 38 (4), pp. 1288-1313 .

C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor, V. Yeh, A.J. Chiou, M.L. Gorrepati, C.K. Zarins. “Preliminary 3D Computational Analysis of the Relationship between Aortic Displacement Force and Direction of Endograft Movement.” J Vasc Surg. Vol. 51 (6), pp. 1488-1497.

M. Zhou, O. Sahni, H.J. Kim, C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor, M.S. Shephard, K.E. Jansen. “Cardiovascular Flow Simulation at Extreme Scale.” Computat Mech. Vol. 46, pp. 71-82 .

H.J. Kim, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, C.A. Figueroa, K.E. Jansen, C.A. Taylor. “Developing Computational Methods for Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulations of Coronary Blood Flow.” Fin Elem Anal Design Vol. 46, pp. 514-525 .

H.J. Kim, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, J.S. Coogan, C.A. Figueroa, K.E. Jansen, C.A. Taylor. “Patient-specific Modeling of Blood Flow and Pressure in Human Coronary Arteries.” Ann BiomeD Eng. Vol. 38(10), pp. 3195-3209

G. Xiong, C.A. Figueroa, N. Xiao, C.A. Taylor. “Simulation of Blood Flow in Deformable Vessels Using Subject-specific Geometry and Assigned Variable Mechanical Wall Properties.” Inter J Num Meth Biomed Eng Vol. 27(7), pp. 1000–1016 .



C.A. Figueroa*, S. Baek*, C.A. Taylor, J.D. Humphrey. “A Computational Framework for Coupled Fluid-Solid Growth in Cardiovascular Simulations.” Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng. Vol. 198, pp. 3583-3602.

H.J. Kim, C.A. Figueroa, T.J.R. Hughes, K.E. Jansen, C.A. Taylor. “Augmented Lagrangian Method for Constraining the Shape of Velocity Profiles at Outlet Boundaries for Three-dimensional Finite Element Simulations of Blood Flow.” Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng. Vol. 198, pp. 3551-3566.

C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor, V. Yeh, A.J. Chiou, C.K. Zarins. “Effect of Curvature on Displacement Forces Acting on Aortic Endografts: a three dimensional computational analysis.” J Endovas Ther. Vol. 16, pp. 284-294.

C.A. Figueroa, C.A. Taylor, A.J. Chiou, V. Yeh, C.K. Zarins. “Magnitude and Direction of Pulsatile Displacement Forces Acting on Thoracic Aortic Endografts.” J Endovas Ther. Vol. 16, pp. 350-358.

H.J. Kim, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, C.A. Figueroa, J.F. LaDisa, K.E. Jansen, J.A. Feinstein, C.A. Taylor. “On Coupling a Lumped Parameter Heart Model and a Three-Dimensional Finite Element Aorta Model.” Ann Biomed Eng. Vol. 37 (11), pp. 2153-2169 .

C.A. Taylor, C.A. Figueroa. “Patient-specific Modeling of Cardiovascular Mechanics.” Ann Rev Biomed Eng. Vol. 11, pp. 109-134.



C.A. Figueroa, I.E. Vignon-Clementel, K.C. Jansen, T.J.R. Hughes, C.A. Taylor. “A Coupled Momentum Method for Modeling Blow Flow in Three-Dimensional Deformable Arteries.” Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng. Vol. 195, Issues 41-43, pp. 5685-5706.

I.E. Vignon-Clementel, C.A. Figueroa, K.E. Jansen, C.A. Taylor. “Outflow Boundary Conditions for Three-dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Blood Flow and Pressure in Arteries.” Comp Meth Appl Mech Eng. Vol. 195, pp. 3776-3796.