Mechanical aspects of cardiac development.

  • L. A. Taber
  • Published 1998 in Progress in biophysics and molecular biology


Heart development depends on a dynamic interaction between genetic and epigenetic factors. This paper discusses some of the biomechanical processes that help shape the heart in the embryo. First, an overview is given of some of the critical events that occur during cardiac development. Next, mechanics and modeling strategies are discussed for the… (More)


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