Provides a platform for patient-specific cardiovascular modeling and simulation.

License: Examples and Samples, SimVascular

SimVascular is an open source software suite for cardiovascular simulation, providing a complete pipeline from medical image data to 3D model construction, meshing, and blood flow simulation. SimVacular represents the state of the art in cardiovascular simulation, including advanced tools for physiologic boundary conditions, fluid structure interaction, and an accurate and efficient finite element Navier-Stokes solver. SimVascular integrates custom code with best-in-class open source packages to support clinical and basic science research.

The SimVascular project is funded by the NSF SSI program under Program Officers Dan Katz (ACI) and Sumanta Acharya (CBET).

If you use SimVascular for your work, please cite the following publication:

Updegrove, A., Wilson, N., Merkow, J., Lan, H., Marsden, A. L. and Shadden, S. C., SimVascular - An open source pipeline for cardiovascular simulation, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2016). DOI:10.1007/s10439-016-1762-8


Interested users should join the mailing list for the SimVascular project on simtk.org to be notified about upcoming releases and workshop announcements.

PRECOMPILED BINARIES are available from our simtk.org downloads page.

DOCUMENTATION and CLINICAL EXAMPLES are available on the main project website at:


Users interested in vascular models and associated imaging data and simulation results should visit the Vascular Model Repository at:


SOURCE CODE is available on our GitHub repository at:


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