A Multiphysics Biventricular Cardiac Model: Simulations With a Left-Ventricular Assist Device

  title={A Multiphysics Biventricular Cardiac Model: Simulations With a Left-Ventricular Assist Device},
  author={Azam Ahmad Bakir and Amr Al Abed and Michael Charles Stevens and Nigel Hamilton Lovell and Socrates Dokos},
  journal={Frontiers in Physiology},
Computational models have become essential in predicting medical device efficacy prior to clinical studies. To investigate the performance of a left-ventricular assist device (LVAD), a fully-coupled cardiac fluid-electromechanics finite element model was developed, incorporating electrical activation, passive and active myocardial mechanics, as well as blood hemodynamics solved simultaneously in an idealized biventricular geometry. Electrical activation was initiated using a simplified Purkinje… 

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