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9. Modeling of Cardiac Electro-Mechanics

  • Frank B. Sachse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2966)

Abstract

Efficient working of the heart necessitates an adaptation to suddenly emerging demands and loads. The adaptation is performed by a well ordered interplay between cellular electrophysiology, intercellular excitation propagation and cellular force development. Di.erent feedback mechanisms, i.e. mechanoelectrophysiological and mechano-force development feedbacks, support the interplay. A reconstruction of this interplay can be achieved by coupled models of different type, particularly anatomical, electrophysiological, force development and deformation models.

Keywords

Cellular Automaton Force Development Maximal Tension Electrical Excitation Transmembrane Voltage 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

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  • Frank B. Sachse

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