Image-Derived Human Left Ventricular Modelling with Fluid-Structure Interaction

  • Hao GaoEmail author
  • Colin Berry
  • Xiaoyu Luo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9126)


In this study, we have developed a human left ventricular model using a hybrid immersed boundary- finite element description. The left ventricle model is built based on clinical cardiac magnetic resonance images, and completed with the inflow (left atrium) and outflow (aorta) tracts. The model is used to simulate the left ventricular dynamics with fully-coupled fluid structure interaction, with parameters optimised, and the results are in reasonably good agreement with the in vivo measurements.


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Fluid Structure Interaction Diastolic Filling Active Tension Left Ventricular Region 
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We are grateful for funding provided by the UK EPSRC (EP/I1029990), the British Heart Foundation (PG/14/64/31043, PG/11/2/28474).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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