Numerical methods have become a powerful tool to quantify hemodynamic forces in the cardiovascular system. Studying these forces enables us to understand cardiovascular disease mechanisms, as well as better evaluate and design cardiovascular medical devices. However, much work remains to validate numerical methods against experimental data. Vignon-Clementel and colleagues have shown that the boundary conditions (BCs) prescribed at the outlets of numerical domains dramatically influence the flow and pressure computational results [1]. While many in-vitro studies have implemented simple BCs to allow for acceptable validations of numerical methods, none has implemented BCs that provide physiologically realistic flows and pressures.

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