Fluid-Structure Interaction Modelling of Left Ventricular Filling [chapter]

Pascal R. Verdonck, Jan A. Vierendeels
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction remains difficult in clinical practice. Non-invasive assessment of the flow field within the left ventricle (LV) using color M-mode Doppler (CMD) echocardiography provides a potential technique that can differentiate between the normal and diseased heart. A computer model is developed describing three-dimensional axi-symmetrical LV filling flow. The simulation results show that the hydrodynamical mechanism of LV flow wave propagation, as observed
more » ... n 2D color and color M-mode Doppler echocardiograms, is the propagation of a vortex in the LV cavity.
doi:10.1007/3-540-47789-6_29 fatcat:ayivfkfv4fe5pniihnlwtipm5i