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Cardiac Physiology, Theory and Simulation in the Clinic

Dr Steven Niederer ( Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College, London )

Computational models of the heart have been primarily developed to simulate, analyse and understand experimental measurements. Increasingly biophysical models are being used to understand cardiac disease and pathologies in patients. This shift from laboratory to clinical contexts requires the development of new modelling frameworks to simulate pathological states that invalidate assumptions in existing modelling frameworks, work flows to integrate multiple data sets to constrain model parameters and an understanding of the clinical questions that models can answer. We report on the development and application of biophysical modelling frameworks representing the cardiac electrical and mechanical systems, which are currently being customised for modelling cardiac pathologies.

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