Synopses & Reviews
This book offers a mathematical update of the state of the art of the research in the field of mathematical and numerical models of the circulatory system. It is structured into different chapters, written by outstanding experts in the field. Many fundamental issues are considered, such as: the mathematical representation of vascular geometries extracted from medical images, modelling blood rheology and the complex multilayer structure of the vascular tissue, and its possible pathologies, the mechanical and chemical interaction between blood and vascular walls, and the different scales coupling local and systemic dynamics. All of these topics introduce challenging mathematical and numerical problems, demanding for advanced analysis and efficient simulation techniques, and pay constant attention to applications of relevant clinical interest. This book is addressed to graduate students and researchers in the field of bioengineering, applied mathematics and medicine, wishing to engage themselves in the fascinating task of modeling the cardiovascular system or, more broadly, physiological flows.
Synopsis
This book describes mathematical models and numerical simulations, such as the mathematical representation of vascular geometries extracted from medical images, which aid in understanding of physiological and pathological processes in cardiovascular disease.
About the Author
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Table of Contents
"Assumptions in modelling of large artery hemodynamics by D.A. Steinman". "Simplified blood flow model with discontinous vessel properties by E.F. Toro and S. Siviglia". "Blood coagulation: a puzzle for biologists, a maze for mathematicians by A. Fasano et al". "Numerical simulation of electrocardiagrams by