A ventricular model with a 3-D fractal conduction network

D. Eylon*, A. Beker, S. Abboud, D. Sadeh

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Abstract

A 3-D electrical model of the heart's ventricles is introduced. The model consists of 75 × 75 × 75 (or 421,875) cubical finite elements arranged inside a cube. Each of these elements can be defined as one of several types of cells, characterized by various electrophysiological attributes, such as conduction velocity and action potential shape. Inside this structure, a general geometrical form similar to the general shape of the heart's ventricles is defined. A specialized group of elements simulates the heart's conduction system. This group has the 3-D structure of a bifurcating, self-similar tree, which is connected to bundle branches and a bundle of His. Preliminary traces of the electrical activity of the model show similarity to physiological QRST complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Cardiology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages549-551
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)081862485X
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology - Venice, Italy
Duration: 23 Sep 199126 Sep 1991

Publication series

NameComputers in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)0276-6574

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology
CityVenice, Italy
Period23/09/9126/09/91

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