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Biomechanical Modeling of the Cardiovascular System

Ricardo Luis Armentano, Edmundo Ignacio Cabrera Fischer, Dr Leandro Javier Cymberknop


Modeling has provided not only answers to questions related to normal or pathological function, but also predicted multiple adaptations of the total and individual dynamic structures that are included in cardiovascular research. The original idea of this book was to produce a textbook to be used for the course "Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology", which is oriented to artificial organs and tissue engineering at Buenos Aires University, Argentina. This book brings together the challenges and experiences of academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and students to enable them to analyse results of all aspects of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. It also provides a springboard to discuss the practical challenges and to propose solutions on this complex subject.

About Editors

Ricardo L Armentano is an Uruguayan professor and researcher who has worked in biomedical engineering and cardiovascular systems. He currently serves as the director of the GIBIO research group at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Edmundo I Cabrera Fischer is an evaluator of CONICET, of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture and of the National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology (ANPCyT). He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (USA) and a member of the International Society of the History of Medicine.

Leandro J Cymberknop is a coordinator of GIBIO (Research and Development Group in Bioengineering), vice-president of EMB Argentine chapter and advisor of EMB student branch, and is currently at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Table of Contents

1 Structural Basis of the Circulatory System
2 Human Circulatory Function
3 Mathematical Background for Mechanical Vessel Analysis
4 Modeling Of Cardiovascular Function
5 Modeling Of Cardiovascular Dysfunction
6 Hemodynamic Modelization During Therapeutical Interventions: Counterpulsation
7 Arterial Wall Modelization in the Time and Frequency Domain
8 Pulse Propagation in Arteries
9 Damping in the Vascular Wall
10 Modeling of Biological Prostheses
11 Arterial Hypertension, Chaos and Fractals
12 Mathematical Blood Flow Models: Numerical Computing and Application


Hardback ISBN: 9780750312820

Ebook ISBN: 9780750312813

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1281-3

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IPEM-IOP Series in Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology


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