© 1985

Simulation and Imaging of the Cardiac System

State of the Heart

  • Samuel Sideman
  • Rafael Beyar

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction, desires and designs

  3. Cardiac Mechanics

    1. Joseph S. Janicki, Sanjeev G. Shroff, Karl T. Weber
      Pages 64-75
    2. Kiichi Sagawa, Lowell Maughan, Kenji Sunagawa
      Pages 90-102
    3. Walter Welkowitz
      Pages 103-116
  4. General discussion on cardiac mechanics

    1. Samuel Sideman, Rafael Beyar
      Pages 131-134
  5. 3-D Imaging and Reconstruction

    1. Erik L. Ritman, Eric A. Hoffman, Tsutomu Iwasaki, Robert S. Schwartz, Lawrence J. Sinak
      Pages 135-150
    2. Paul H. Heintzen, Rüdiger Brennecke, Joachim H. Bürsch, Hans J. Hahne, Dietrich W. G. Onnasch, Klaus Moldenhauer
      Pages 151-173
    3. David J. Skorton, K. B. Chandran, Steve M. Collins, Lawrence P. Petree, David D. McPherson, Brian Olshansky et al.
      Pages 174-189
    4. Robert M. Heethaar, John Heethaar, Jacques M. Huyghe
      Pages 190-207
  6. Flow within the Cardiovascular System

  7. Advanced Electrocardiology

About this book


The ultrasound velocity tomography allows measurement of cardiac geometries for various phases in the cardiac cycle. The present tomograph makes reconstruc­ tions at intervals of 20 ms. Because of a lack of clear (intramural) landmarks (except the roots of the papillairy muscle), it is difficult to pinpoint spatial trajectories of particular points in the heart. Therefore, a second method was developed of injecting radiopaque markers in the heart and following their motion patterns during the cardiac cycle with help of a biplane X-ray equipment. The data obtained with both methods can be implemented in our finite element model of the heart to compute intramural stresses and strains. The results obtained sofar with the extended Darcy equation to account for the interaction of blood rheology and tissue mechanics look promising. Further testing with more sophisticated subjects than mentioned in Figure 9 is required before it will be implemented in our finite element model of the heart. We conclude that analysis of regional cardiac function, including regional myocardial blood flow, requires still a major research effort but the results obtained sofar justify, to our opinion, a continuation in this direction. Acknowledgement The authors acknowledge Dr. C. Borst and coworkers for doing the animal experiments and prof. Van Campen and dr. Grootenboer for their participation is some aspects of this work.


cardiac imaging cardiovascular cardiovascular system electrocardiography heart ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Sideman
    • 1
  • Rafael Beyar
    • 1
  1. 1.The Julius Silver Institute of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical EngineeringTechnion Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Simulation and Imaging of the Cardiac System
  • Book Subtitle State of the Heart
  • Editors S. Sideman
    Rafael Beyar
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-687-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8710-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-4992-8
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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