Journal Papers


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. 379-391 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.



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.

PhD Thesis

“A Coupled-Momentum Method to Model Blow Flow and Vessel Deformation in Human Arteries: Applications in Disease Research and Simulation-Based Medical Planning” Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. March 2006 .

Student Theses

“Fluid-structure Interaction Simulations of Hemodynamics in Mice: Applications to Hypertension Research” Federica Cuomo . Politenico di Milano, Master Thesis. July 2013 .

“Simulation of 3-D Blood Flow in the Full Systemic Arterial Tree and Computational Frameworks for Efficient Parameter Estimation” Nan Xiao . Stanford University, PhD Thesis. December 2013 .

“A Lumped Parameter Model of Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation: Applications to Simulation of Carotid Endarterectomy” Jonas Schollenberger . Technische Universitat Mucheny, Master Thesis. June 2015 .

“Computational Haemodynamics and Strain Analysis of Aortic Dissection in Idealised and Patient-specific Aortic Geometries: Understanding the Impact of Dissection on Cardiovascular Function” Desmond Dillon-Murphy. King’s College London, PhD Thesis. July 2016 .

“Biomechanical and Clinical Studies in Endovascular Aortic Repair” Foeke J.H. Nauta. UMC Utrecht, PhD Thesis. Aug 2016 .

Book Chapters

C.J. Arthurs, C.A. Figueroa. “Integration of an Electrophysiologically-Driven Heart Model into Three-Dimensional Haemodynamics Simulation using the CRIMSON Control Systems Framework. In “Computational Biomechanics for Medicine: Imaging, Modeling, and Computing”. Ed: G. Joldes et al. Publisher: Springer. MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 5, 2015. ISBN: 978-3-319-28327-2 .

R. Khlebnikov, C.A. Figueroa. “CRIMSON: Towards a software environment for patient-specific blood flow simulation for diagnosis and treatment”. In “Clinical Image-Based Procedures. Translational Research in Medical Imaging”. Ed: C. Oyarzun Laura et al. Publisher: Springer. 4th International Workshop, CLIP 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 5, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31808-0 2. 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-31808-0 .

C.A. Figueroa, J.S. Coogan, J.D. Humphrey. “Hemodynamic Alterations Associated with Coronary and Cerebral Arterial Remodeling Following a Surgically-Induced Aortic Coarctation.” Ed: G.A. Holzapfel, E. Kuhl E. Publisher: Springer-Verlag. “Computer Models in Biomechanics: From Nano to Macro”. 2013. Part 3, 203-216, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5464-5_15 .

R.E. Clough, C.A. Figueroa, P.R. Taylor. “Late Performance of EVAR – Four Dimensional (4D) Imaging Will Solve All This.”Ed: R. Greenhalgh, Publisher: BIBA, London 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9570419-0-5.

C.A. Figueroa, C.K. Zarins. “Computational Analysis of Displacement Forces Acting on Endografts Used to Treat Aortic Aneurysms.” Ed: T. McGloughlin. Publisher: Springer-Verlag. Series “Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials”, Vol. 7. 1st Edition, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-642-18094-1 .