February 21, 2014

Computer model that simulates heart defects

Interactive cardiological tool developed by researchers at Maastricht UMC+ (press release by MUMC+)

Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ have developed an interactive tool to gain further insight into cardiovascular physiology. With the CircAdapt computer program, users can mimic heart defects and simulate blood flow, blood volume and blood pressure. Although initially designed for educational purposes and scientific research, this interactive tool may also be used by clinical cardiologists in the future. The researchers will publish the results of their simulation tool in the prestigious European Heart Journal.