Correlation of hemodynamic events with clinical and pathological observations

Ann Biomed Eng. 2005 Dec;33(12):1695-703. doi: 10.1007/s10439-005-8760-6.


The correlation of hemodynamic events with clinical or pathological observations is represented by a variety of applications reflecting the broad range of this theme. The position paper describes several cases in which benefits of combining imaging information with transport models of contrast material, can cause a gain in hemodynamic information. What appears to be lack of cohesiveness among the cases illustrates the variety in the application of hemodynamic research to the practice of medicine. Some of the contributions presented at the symposium do not directly apply to clinical medicine, but instead described mathematical models or applications to animal physiology or technical advancements in measuring blood rheology. Although related to this theme topic they fall somewhat outside the main scope. The topics summarized below demonstrate four examples in which translation of the research to the clinical arena can be realized in a short period of time. Overall recommendations for priority objectives related to this topic are provided at the end of this position paper.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / methods
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / pathology*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Hemorheology*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted* / methods
  • Models, Cardiovascular*