A model of multicomponent cardiac fibre.

@article{Montevecchi1987AMO,
  title={A model of multicomponent cardiac fibre.},
  author={Franco M. Montevecchi and Riccardo Pietrabissa},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1987},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          365-70
        }
}
In order to simulate the contraction of a cardiac myofibre, a multicomponent fibre model has been developed. This model is composed of a series of segments which are activated in succession. Each segment is represented by the Hill's three component model of the sarcomere. The contractile element behaviour is described by the Huxley's theory and the time dependence agrees with the activation factor proposed by Julian for skeletal muscle, and modified by Wong for cardiac muscle. The two elastic… CONTINUE READING

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