Fluid dynamics is used for diagnosis in cardiology only to a partial extent. Indeed several aspects of cardiac flows and their relation with pathophysiology are unknown. The flow that develops into the left ventricle is here studied by using a combination of numerical and experimental models. The former allows a detailed three-dimensional analysis, the latter can be used in conditions, like in presence of turbulence, that are out of reach of the current computational power. The three-dimensional flow dynamics is analyzed in terms of its vortical structure. The study, within its limitations, provides further physical understanding about the intraventricular flow structure. This could eventually support the development of cardiac diagnostic indicators based on fluid dynamics.

Combined experimental and numerical analysis of the flow structure into the left ventricle

QUERZOLI, GIORGIO;
2007

Abstract

Fluid dynamics is used for diagnosis in cardiology only to a partial extent. Indeed several aspects of cardiac flows and their relation with pathophysiology are unknown. The flow that develops into the left ventricle is here studied by using a combination of numerical and experimental models. The former allows a detailed three-dimensional analysis, the latter can be used in conditions, like in presence of turbulence, that are out of reach of the current computational power. The three-dimensional flow dynamics is analyzed in terms of its vortical structure. The study, within its limitations, provides further physical understanding about the intraventricular flow structure. This could eventually support the development of cardiac diagnostic indicators based on fluid dynamics.
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