Jose Maria Ferrero

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Simulation of action potential propagation on cardiac tissues represents both a computational and memory intensive task. The use of detailed ionic cellular models, combined with its application into three-dimensional geometries turn simulation into a problem only affordable, in reasonable time, with High Performance Computing techniques. This paper presents(More)
The use of antiarrhythmic drugs is common to treat heart rhythm disorders. Computational modeling and simulation are promising tools that could be used to investigate the effects of specific drugs on cardiac electrophysiology. In this paper, we study the multiscale effects of dofetilide, a drug that blocks IKr, from cellular to organ level paying special(More)
This paper combines high-performance computing and grid computing technologies to accelerate multiple executions of a biomedical application that simulates the action potential propagation on cardiac tissues. First, a parallelization strategy was employed to accelerate the execution of simulations on a cluster of personal computers (PCs). Then, grid(More)
Dofetilide is a class-III drug that inhibits the rapid component of the delayed potassium current ( I(Kr)). Experimental studies have shown that the different layers of ventricular muscle present differences in action potential duration (APD) and different responses to class III agents. It has been suggested that it contributes to APD heterogeneity in the(More)
We present a theoretical model for the study of cornea heating with radio-frequency currents. This technique is used to reshape the cornea to correct refractive disorders. Our numerical model has allowed the study of the temperature distributions in the cornea and to estimate the dimensions of the lesion. The model incorporates a fragment of cornea, aqueous(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of proarrhythmia by dofetilide in gender and age based differences using action potential duration and triangulation of action potential. Left ventricular epicardial, midmyocardial and endocardial action potentials were simulated using a modified Luo Rudy model. Sex, age and regional differences in current(More)
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