Multiscale Cardiovascular Fluids Laboratory


Venkat Keshav Chivukula, Jennifer A. Beckman, Anthony R. Prisco, Shin Lin, Todd F. Dardas, Richard K. Cheng, Stephen D. Farris, Jason W. Smith, Claudius Mahr & Alberto Aliseda LVAD inflow cannula insertion depth influences thrombosis risk. ASAIO Journal (2019) DOI: 1097/MAT.0000000000001068

L Marsh, M Barbour, VK Chivukula, F Chassagne, C Kelly, S Levy, L Kim, M Levitt and A Aliseda, Platelet Dynamics and Hemodynamics of Cerebral Aneurysms Treated with Flow-Diverting Stents, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 48(1), 490-501 (2019) DOI:

Michael R Levitt, Christian Mandrycky, Ashley N Abel, Cory M Kelly, Samuel Levy, Venkat K Chivukula, Ying Zheng, Alberto Aliseda, Louis J Kim, Genetic correlates of wall shear stress in a patient-specific 3D-printed cerebral aneurysm model, accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery (2019)

S Li, J Beckman, N Welch, J Bjelkgren, C Masri, E Minami, A Stempien-Otero, W Levy, KD OBrien, S Lin,

 S Farris, R Cheng, G Wood, K Koomalsingh, J Kirkpatrick, J McCabe, P Leary, F Chassagne, VK Chivukula, A Aliseda and C Mahr, Accuracy of Doppler Blood Pressure Measurement in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices, accepted for publication in the European Society of Cardiology – Heart Failure Journal (2019)

M Selmi, W Chiu, V Chivukula, G Melisurgo, J Beckman, C Mahr, A Aliseda, E Votta, A Redaelli, M Slepian, D Bluestein, F Pappalardo, F Consolo, Blood Damage in Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Pump Thrombosis or LVAD System Thrombosis? International Journal of Artificial Organs, 42(3), pp 113-124 (2018) DOI:

Venkat Keshav Chivukula, Michael Levitt, Alicia Clark, Michael Barbour, Kurt Sansom, Luke Johnson, Cory Kelly, Christian Geindreau, Sabine Rolland du Roscoat, Louis Kim, Alberto Aliseda, Reconstructing patient-specific cerebral aneurysm vasculature for in vitro investigations and treatment efficacy assessments, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol 61, pp 153-159 (2018) DOI:

V Chivukula, JA Beckman, AR Prisco, TF Dardas, S Lin, JW Smith, NA Mokadam, A Aliseda and C Mahr, LVAD Inflow Cannula Angle and Thrombosis Risk, Circulation: Heart Failure (2018) 11 e004325 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.117.004325

TB Lawson, DE Scott-Dreschsel, VK Chivukula, S Rugonyi, K Thornburg, M Hinds, Hyperglycemia Alters the Structure and Hemodynamics of the Developing Embryonic Heart, Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, 5(1), 13. (2018)  DOI: 10.3390/jcdd5010013

V Chivukula, JA Beckman, AR Prisco, S Lin, TF Dardas, RK Cheng, JW Smith, NA Mokadam, C Mahr and A Aliseda, Small LV Size is an Independent Risk Factor for VAD Thrombosis, ASAIO Journal (2018) DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000798

A Aliseda , VK Chivukula, P McGah, AT Prisco, JA Beckman, GJM Garcia, NA Mokadam and C Mahr, LVAD Outflow graft angle and thrombosis risk, ASAIO Journal 63(1), 14-23 (2017) DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000443

C Mahr*, VK Chivukula*, P McGah, AR Prisco, JA Beckman, NA Mokadam and A Aliseda, Intermittent aortic valve opening and risk of thrombosis in VAD patients, ASAIO Journal 63(4), 425-432 (2017) DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000512

MR Levitt, MC Barbour, SR du Roscoat Geindreau, VK Chivukula, PM McGah, JD Nerva, RP Morton, LJ Kim and A Aliseda, Computational fluid dynamics of cerebral aneurysm coiling using high-resolution and high-energy synchrotron X-ray microtomography: comparison with the homogeneous porous medium approach. Journal of neurointerventional surgery, 9(8), pp.00-00.(2016) DOI: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012479

V Chivukula, S Goenezen, M Midgett, S Rugonyi, Effect of Outflow Tract Banding on Embryonic Cardiac Hemodynamics. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease3(1),1, (2016) DOI: 10.3390/jcdd3010001

J Crawford, V Chivukula, S Haller, N Vatankah, C Bohannan, G Moneta, S. Rugonyi, A Azarbal Aortic outflow occlusion predicts rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm Journal of Vascular Surgery, 64(6) 1623-1628 (2016)  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.03.454

M Midgett, V Chivukula, C Dorn, S Wallace and S Rugonyi, Blood flow through the embryonic heart outflow tract during cardiac looping in HH13–HH18 chicken embryos. Journal of The Royal Society Interface111: (2015) DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0652

S Goenezen, V Chivukula, L Phan, S Rugonyi, 4D subject-specific inverse modeling of the chick embryonic heart outflow tract hemodynamics.  Model. Mechanobiol: 1-21 (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s10237-015-0720-y

V Chivukula, B Krog, JT Nauseef, MD Henry, SC Vigmostad, Alterations in cancer cell mechanical properties after fluid shear stress exposure: a micropipette aspiration study, Cell Health Cytoskeleton. 25–35 (2015) DOI: 10.2147/CHC.S71852

V Chivukula, J Mousel, J Lu, S Vigmostad, Micro-scale blood particulate dynamics using a non-uniform rational B-spline-based isogeometric analysis., J. Numer. Method. Biomed. Eng. 30, 1437–59 (2014) DOI:10.1002/cnm.2666

TD Almomani, SC Vigmostad, VK Chivukula, L Al-zube, Red blood cell flow in the cardiovascular system: A fluid dynamics perspective, Crit. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 40, 427–440 (2012) DOI: 10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.v40.i5.30