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To extract the important physiological factors related to diabetes from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) by mathematical modeling, highly informative but convenient protocols are required. Current models require a large number of samples and extended period of testing, which is not practical for daily use. The purpose of this study is to make model(More)
It is necessary to use complicated myocardial cell model and heart model to evaluate the regional energy production and consumption which leads to the unrealistic computational time. In this research, a left ventricle (LV) simulation model was constructed which includes accurate myocardial cell model. In order to simulate the model in realistic time, we(More)
A system where model parts can be easily exchanged and modified is of great advantage, especially in a combination of models such as an electrophysiological cell model and a mechanical model to a more complex left ventricular (LV) motion model. The use of a distributed simulation environment is straightforward because each simulation model is calculated by(More)
It is important to use a myocardial cell model to evaluate the effects of the drugs to the hemodynamic parameters. We developed an infant circulation model which incorporates an accurate myocardial cell model including a beta adrenergic system. The beta adrenergic system is essential mechanism for reproducing the response of baroreflex control system. The(More)
Increased myocardial structural heterogeneity in response to ischemic injury following myocardial infarction (MI) is purported as the mechanism of ventricular arrhythmogenesis. Current modalities for in vivo assessment of structural heterogeneity for identification of arrhythmogenic substrate are limited due to the complex nature of the structural(More)
The efficiency of heart pump function greatly depends on synchronized contraction of myocardial muscle. In this work, contraction simulation of an excitable ventricular tissue cable was constructed to study the influence of excitation patterns on tissue contraction. The tissue cable is composed of elements which contract when excited by an external(More)
We evaluated the stress distribution in a geometrical shape model and a shape model obtained from human heart using two different fiber orientations. For both orientation models, the results showed large differences of the stress distributions between the mathematical shape model and the measurement based shape model. These results suggest that stress(More)
Model-based predictive approaches have been receiving increasing attention as a valuable tool to reduce cost in drug development. In this work, a model-fitting-based approach for solving drug actions using cardiac action potential recordings is investigated. Contribution of major ion currents in cardiac membrane excitation has been intensively studied.(More)
To realize precise simulation of the left ventricular motion, it is important to utilize an accurate myocardial tissue model which can reproduce various characteristics of myocardial tissue contraction. In this study, we show that the nonlinear characteristics of the passive myocardial tissue property is the essential nature of the nonlinear force-velocity(More)