HPC simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the heart (using CHASTE and Alya).
Dr. Ana Minchole and Dr. Francesc Levrero-Florencio
The Computational Cardiovascular Science (CCS) team organised the first CompBioMed webinar that took place on 22nd November 2017, 11am GMT/12pm CET and is now available to watch if you missed it, or to rewatch if you are interested.
The webinar provided an insight of the latest research in the CCS group on High Performance Computational (HPC) simulations of cardiac electrophysiology using patient specific models of the whole heart. The group has developed an image analysis and computational pipeline for the personalisation of anatomically-based human heart-torso models, from MRI data, generation of volumetric meshes, to patient-specific simulations of human heart function and ECG reconstruction. Regarding the electrophysiological simulations from ionic level up to the whole organ and body surface, we focused on two well-known simulation software, CHASTE and Alya. The finite element CHASTE software (Cancer, Heart And Soft Tissue Environment) has been developed at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford and the Alya System is the Barcelona Supercomputing Simulation code for high performance computational multi-physics.
You can find the slides of the presentation here.