Cardiovascular Engineering presents a wide spectrum of research from basic to translational in all aspects of cardiovascular physiology and medical treatment. It offers academic and industrial investigators a forum for the dissemination of research that utilizes engineering principles and methods to advance fundamental knowledge and technological solutions related to the cardiovascular system. Coverage ranges from subcellular to systems level topics, including among others, implantable medical devices; hemodynamics and tissue biomechanics; functional imaging; surgical devices; electrophysiology; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; diagnostic instruments; transport and delivery of biologics; and sensors. Cardiovascular solid mechanics work addresses the mechanical properties and stresses in healthy and diseased arterial cross sections, and examines the role of mechanical factors in the disruption of atherosclerotic plaques.