Estimating Cardiac Active Tension from Wall Motion - An Inverse Problem of Cardiac Biomechanics
IBT researches have published a paper, which presents a model-based method for solving an inverse problem of the heart biomechanics. Deformation data of the endocardial surface of the left ventricle are used as an input. A spatial dynamic filed is calculated in the entire ventricle volume. It represents the active tension - the driving force of the heart contraction. It is coumbersome to directly measure this quantity in clinical routine. However, this information might be very valuable to clinicians to asses the cardiac function.
The paper was published in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering and is freely available.
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