Monday, July 10

Advances in Cardiac Simulation

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Rio Mar 4

Research on cardiac arrhythmias, such as ventricular fibrillation, is particularly exciting at this time because of advances in numerical algorithms and because of the ability to run these algorithms on powerful parallel computers. The next few years offer the likelihood of quantitatively accurate three-dimensional simulations of an entire human heart, which should provide valuable scientific and medical insights about the mechanisms of arrhythmias and how to prevent or control them by electrical feedback or drugs. In this minisymposium, the speakers will survey recent advances in heart simulation and discuss the implications of these advances.

Organizer: Elizabeth M. Cherry
Duke University, USA
10:30-10:55 A Space-time Adaptive Mesh Refinement Method for Simulating Complex Cardiac Dynamics
Elizabeth M. Cherry, Organizer; Henry S. Greenside and Craig S. Henriquez, Duke University, USA
11:00-11:25 A Fast Variable-Timestep Method for Modeling Excitable Systems
Niels F. Otani and Diddier Allexandre, Case Western Reserve University, USA
11:30-11:55 Isolated Cable Approach for Simulations of Cardiac Electrical Activity
Edward J. Vigmond and Natalia Trayanova, Tulane University, USA
12:00-12:25 Breakup of Spiral Waves in 3D and the Onset of Ventricular Fibrillation
Flavio H. Fenton, Hofstra University, USA; and Alain Karma, Northeastern University, USA

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