Patient-specific analysis of left ventricular blood flow

  • Timothy N. Jones
  • Dimitris N. Metaxas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


We use a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver to simulate the flow of blood through the left ventricle (LV). Boundary conditions for the solver are derived from actual heart wall motion as measured by MRI-SPAMM. This novel approach allows for the first time a patientspecific LV blood flow simulation using exact boundary conditions.


Boundary Cell Pressure Correction Numerical Grid Left Ventricle Wall Heart Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy N. Jones
    • 1
  • Dimitris N. Metaxas
    • 1
  1. 1.VAST Lab, Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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