Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory


National University of Singapore, Department of Biomedical Engineering



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The Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ultrasound Laboratory (PI: Yap Choon Hwai) focuses on investigations of pre-natal cardiovascular biomechanics, including human fetal heart and small animal embryonic heart biomechanics, and placenta biomechanics. We strive to understand the fluid mechanical environment and myocardial tissue biomechanical environments of the fetal heart and blood vessels, so as to understand how these mechanical forces play a role in normal development, and how they can cause diseases.

Our second interest, which is a translational interest, is on developing technologies that can lead to blood pumps with low blood damage, using both materials and design strategies.

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