Mathematical modeling of cardiac mechanics could be a useful clinical tool, both in translating measured abnormalities in cardiac deformation into the underlying pathology, and in selecting a propertreatment. We investigated to what extent a previously published model of cardiac mechanics could predict deformation in the healthy left ventricle, as measured using MR tagging. The model adequately predicts circumferential strain, but fails to accurately predict shear strain. However, the time course of shear strain proves to be that sensitive tomyofiber orientation, that agreement between model predictions and experiment may be expected if fiber orientation is changed by only a few degrees.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Workshop||3rd International Workshop on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart (FIMH 2005), June 2-4, 2005, Barcelona, Spain|
|Abbreviated title||FIMH 2005|
|Period||2/06/05 → 4/06/05|