Patient-Specific Biomechanical Modeling of Cardiac Amyloidosis – A Case Study

  • D. ChapelleEmail author
  • A. Felder
  • R. Chabiniok
  • A. Guellich
  • J.-F. Deux
  • T. Damy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9126)


We present a patient-specific biomechanical modeling framework and an initial case study for investigating cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Our patient-specific heartbeat simulations are in good agreement with the data, and our model calibration indicates that the major effect of CA in the biophysical behavior lies in a dramatic increase of the passive stiffness. We also conducted a preliminary trial for predicting the effects of pharmacological treatments – which is an important clinical challenge – based on the model combined with a simple venous return representation. This requires further investigation and validation, albeit provides some valuable preliminary insight.


Cardiac modeling Patient-specific Amyloidosis Heart failure 



The authors are very grateful to Philippe Moireau for valuable discussions and for the use of his numerical simulation software HeartLab, and also wish to thank Gabriel Valdes Alonzo (intern) for some helpful numerical verifications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Chapelle
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Felder
    • 1
  • R. Chabiniok
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Guellich
    • 2
  • J.-F. Deux
    • 2
  • T. Damy
    • 2
  1. 1.Inria Saclay Ile-de-FranceMΞDISIM TeamPalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Henri Mondor HospitalCréteilFrance
  3. 3.St. Thomas’ HospitalKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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