Cardiovascular Top Models
What happens to your heart during exercise? Who may be at higher risk of cardiac death? Can we predict the outcome of a cardiac therapy? All these questions are crucial for patient care, but they remain challenging. Developing computer models can help us answer some of these points by simulating cardiac function both in healthy and diseased situations. During my talk, I will show how a computer model of the cardiovascular system can improve our understanding of AC, a specific cardiomyopathy, both at rest, and during exercise, and improve individual patient care and medical knowledge.
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Maastricht University
Stiff arteries – you may have heard about the phenomenon. But why does arterial stiffness matter? How does it affect the heart? Can we measure it, without opening up a patient? What causes arteries to stiffen?
Computer models – some simple, some more elaborate – helped me to shed light on these questions. During my talk, I will take you along my scientific journey around the world, centered around understanding and quantifying arterial stiffness.
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University