Medical Flow Physics Laboratory (MFPL)

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering


  1. 25- Pahlevan NM and RV Matthews. (2019). “Cardiac Triangle Mapping: A New Systems Approach for Noninvasive Evaluation of Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure”. Fluids, 4(1), p16.
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  3. 24- Pahlevan NM, Dai W, and RA Kloner. (2018). “Noninvasive and Instantaneous Diagnostics of Acute Myocardial Infarction Using Intrinsic Frequency Method”. Circulation, 138(1), A15311-A15311.
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  5. 23- Pahlevan NM, Ramos M, and RV Matthews. (2018). “A Systems Approach for Noninvasive and Instantaneous Measurement of Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure Using Smartphone”. Circulation, 138(1), A16274-A16274.
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  7. 22- Armenian SH, Rinderknecht DG, Au K, Lindenfeld L, Mills G, Siyahian A, Herrera C, Wilson K, Venkataraman K, Mascarenhas K, Tavallali P, Razavi M, Pahlevan NM, Detterich J, Bhatia S, Gharib M. (2018). “Accuracy of a Novel Handheld Wireless Platform for Detection of Cardiac Dysfunction in Anthracycline-Exposed Survivors of Childhood Cancer”. Clinical Cancer Research.
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  9. 21- Pahlevan NM. (2018). “MRI-based Measures of Left Ventricle Contractility and Intrinsic Frequency”. Proceedings of 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Accepted.
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  11. 20- Cheng AL, Pahlevan NM, and JC Wood. (2018). “Non-Newtonian Behavior Significantly Affects Hemodynamic Efficiency In A Four-Dimensional Flow Magnetic Resonance Fontan Model”. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 8; 71:A622.
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  13. 19- Tavallali P, Razavi, M, and NM Pahlevan. (2018). “Artificial Intelligence Estimation of Carotid-Femoral Pulse Wave Velocity Using Carotid Waveform”. Nature Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1014.
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  15. 18- Cheng AL, Pahlevan NM, Rinderknecht DG, Wood JC, and M Gharib. (2018). “Experimental investigation of the effect of non-Newtonian behavior of blood flow in the Fontan circulation”. European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 68: 184-192.
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  17. 17- 4. Razavi M and NM Pahlevan. (2017). “Wave Condition Number Is Useful in Predicting Risk for Coronary Heart Disease from Framingham Heart Study Data”. Circulation. 136: A19399-A19399.
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  19. 16- Pahlevan NM, Rinderknecht DG, Tavallali P, Razavi, M., Tran TT, Fong M, Kloner RA, Csete M, and M Gharib (2017). “Noninvasive iPhone Measurement of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Using Intrinsic Frequency Methodology”. Critical Care Medicine, 45(7), 1115-1120.
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  21. 15- Pahlevan NM, Rinderknecht DG, Tavallali P, Razavi, M., Tran TT, Fong M, Kloner RA, Csete M, and M Gharib. (2016) “A New Noninvasive iPhone Application to Monitor Left Ventricle Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure Patients”. Circulation. 134: A17227.
  23. 14- Tavallali P, Hou TY, Rinderknecht DG, and NM Pahlevan. (2015). "On the Convergence and Accuracy of the Cardiovascular Intrinsic Frequency Method". Royal Society Open Science. 2(12), p.150475
  25. 13- Petrasek D, Pahlevan NM, Tavallali P, Rinderknecht DG, and M Gharib. (2015). “Intrinsic Frequency and the Single Wave Biopsy: Implications for Insulin Resistance”. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 9(6):1246-1252
  27. 12- Falahatpisheh A, Pahlevan NM, and A Kheradvar (2015). “Effect of the Mitral Valve’s Anterior Leaflet on Axisymmetry of Transmitral Vortex Ring”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 43:2349-2360.
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  29. 11- Pahlevan NM, Petrasek D, Rinderknecht DG, Tavallali P, and M Gharib . (2014). “Calculating Pulse Wave Velocity from a Single Pressure Waveform Using the Intrinsic Frequency Method”. Hypertension. 64.Suppl 1: A355-A355.
  31. 10- Pahlevan NM, Tavallali P, Rinderknecht DG, Petrasek D, Matthews R, Hou TY, and M Gharib (2014). “Intrinsic Frequency as a Systems Approach to Hemodynamic Waveform Analysis with Clinical Applications ”. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11(98): 20140617
  33. 9- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2014). “A Wave Dynamics Criterion for Optimization of Mammalian Cardiovascular System”. Journal of Biomechanics. 47(7): 1727-1732
  35. 8- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2014). “A Bio-Inspired Approach for the Reduction of Left Ventricular Workload”. PLoS ONE 9(1): e87122
  37. 7- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2014). “Pathological Wave Dynamics: A Postulate for Sudden Cardiac Death in the Athletes”. Medical Hypotheses. 82(1): 64–70
  39. 6- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2013). “In-Vitro Investigation of a Potential Wave Pumping Effect in Human Aorta”. Journal of Biomechanics. 46(13): 2122–2129
  41. 5- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2011) "Aortic Wave Dynamics and Its Influence on Left Ventricular Workload". PLoS ONE 6(8): e23106.
  43. 4- Pahlevan NM and M Gharib. (2011). "Low Pulse Pressure with High Pulsatile External Left Ventricular Power: Influence of Aortic Waves". Journal of Biomechanics. 44(11): 2083–2089.
  45. 3- Pahlevan NM, Amlani F, Gorji H, Hussain F, and M Gharib. (2011). “A Physiologically Relevant, Simple Outflow Boundary Model for Truncated Vasculature” . Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 39(5): 1470-1481.
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  47. 2- Pahlevan NM, and M Gharib. (2010). " Pulse Pressure as a Single Index May not Represent the Level of Left Ventricle Work Load: Influence of Aortic Wave Dynamics" . Hypertension. 56(5): E79-E79
  49. 1- Lin BA, Forouhar AS, Pahlevan NM, Anastassiou CA, Grayburn PA, Thomas JD, and M Gharib (2010). “Color Doppler Jet Area Overestimates Regurgitant Volume when Multiple Jets are Present” . Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 23(9):993-1000.