Surface-Based Electrophysiology Modeling and Assessment of Physiological Simulations in Atria

  • Annabelle Collin
  • Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau
  • Mélèze Hocini
  • Michel Haïssaguerre
  • Dominique Chapelle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7945)


The objective of this paper is to assess a previously-proposed surface-based electrophysiology model with detailed atrial simulations. This model – derived and substantiated by mathematical arguments – is specifically designed to address thin structures such as atria, and to take into account strong anisotropy effects related to fiber directions with possibly rapid variations across the wall thickness. The simulation results are in excellent adequacy with previous studies, and confirm the importance of anisotropy effects and variations thereof. Furthermore, this surface-based model provides dramatic computational benefits over 3D models with preserved accuracy.


Left Atrium Left Atrial Volume Left Atrial Appendage Bidomain Model Fossa Ovalis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annabelle Collin
    • 1
  • Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau
    • 2
  • Mélèze Hocini
    • 3
  • Michel Haïssaguerre
    • 3
  • Dominique Chapelle
    • 1
  1. 1.M∃DISIM TeamInria Saclay Ile-de-FrancePalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Jacques-Louis LionsUPMCParisFrance
  3. 3.Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque and Institut LIRYCBordeaux-PessacFrance

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