A method for automatically optimizing medical devices for treating heart failure: designing polymeric injection patterns.

@article{Wenk2009AMF,
  title={A method for automatically optimizing medical devices for treating heart failure: designing polymeric injection patterns.},
  author={Jonathan F. Wenk and Samuel T. Wall and Robert W. Peterson and Sam L Helgerson and Hani N. Sabbah and Mike Burger and Nielen Stander and Mark B. Ratcliffe and Julius M. Guccione},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 12},
  pages={121011}
}
Heart failure continues to present a significant medical and economic burden throughout the developed world. Novel treatments involving the injection of polymeric materials into the myocardium of the failing left ventricle (LV) are currently being developed, which may reduce elevated myofiber stresses during the cardiac cycle and act to retard the progression of heart failure. A finite element (FE) simulation-based method was developed in this study that can automatically optimize the injection… CONTINUE READING
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