Numerical simulation of the electromechanical activity of the heart

Dominique Chapelle 1 Miguel Angel Fernández 2 Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau 2 Philippe Moireau 1 Jacques Sainte-Marie 1 Nejib Zemzemi 2
2 REO - Numerical simulation of biological flows
LJLL - Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6
Abstract : We present numerical results obtained with a three-dimensional electromechanical model of the heart with a complete realistic anatomy. The electrical activity of the heart-torso domain is described by the bidomain equations in the heart and a Laplace equation in the torso. The mechanical model is based on a chemically-controlled contraction law of the myofibres integrated in a 3D continuum mechanics description accounting for large displacements and strains, and the main cardiovascular blood compartments are represented by simplified lumped models. We considered a normal case and a pathological condition and the medical indicators resulting from the simulations show physiological values, both for mechanical and electrical quantities of interest, in particular pressures, volumes and ECGs.
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Dominique Chapelle, Miguel Angel Fernández, Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau, Philippe Moireau, Jacques Sainte-Marie, et al.. Numerical simulation of the electromechanical activity of the heart. Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, 2009, Nice, France. pp.357-365. ⟨inria-00542779⟩



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