An Integrated Heart Model for the simulation of the cardiac function

iHEART – “An Integrated Heart Model for the simulation of the cardiac function” (2017-2022) is a ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Alfio Quarteroni in the framework of the “H2020 – Excellent Science – European Research Council” program. Mathematician Alfio Quarteroni and his research team at MOX-Politecnico di Milano (Italy) will build a virtual heart model based on personalized medical data that may help cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to non-invasively diagnose pathological heart conditions and support clinical decisions.

The goal of the iHEART project is to construct, mathematically analyze, numerically approximate, computationally solve, and validate on clinically relevant cases a mathematically-based integrated heart model for the human cardiac function. The integrated model comprises several (coupled) core cardiac models – electrophysiology, solid and fluid mechanics, microscopic cellular force generation, and valve dynamics.

More details are available at the iHEART website:

http://iheart.polimi.it

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