AuthorsG. Balaban
EditorsH. Finsberg, M. E. Rognes, J. Sundnes, S. Wall, H. H. Odland and S. Ross
TitleDyssynchronous Left Ventricular Stress Estimation
AfilliationScientific Computing, , Scientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeTalks, invited
Year of Publication2015
Location of TalkWorkshop on Advanced Numerical Techniques in Biomedical Computing: Simula Research Laboratory

The heart is a muscular pump that moves approximatly 8,000 litres per day through the human body. It manages to this by a combination of contraction/relaxation along muscle fibers and elastic recoil. These two effects are indistinguishable in a medical image, but can be estimated using a computational model.

In our work we use adjoint based optimization techniques in order to determine muscle contraction and elastic recoil in a patient specific left ventricular geometry based on echocardiography and pressure catheter data. Possible applications of the technique include mechanical stress estimation and hypothesis testing in cardiac resynchronization therapy research.

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