Comparison of models used to calculate left ventricular wall force

  title={Comparison of models used to calculate left ventricular wall force},
  author={Roel M. Huisman and Pieter Sipkema and Nico Westerhof and Gijs Elzinga},
  journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing},
Myocardial wall force per area (=stress) is a major determinant of muscle function and oxygen consumption. It cannot be measured accurately but has to be derived from a mathematical model. Many models have been presented in the literature but a comparison between models has not been available. In this study angiographic data from the literature are used to calculate left ventricular wall force for normal and diseased hearts using a thin-walled spherical model, a thick-walled spherical model and… CONTINUE READING

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