Towards accurate numerical method for monodomain models using a realistic heart geometry. (English) Zbl 1168.92003

Summary: The simulation of cardiac electrophysiological waves is known to require extremely fine meshes, limiting the applicability of current numerical models to simplified geometries and ionic models. An accurate numerical method based on a time-dependent anisotropic remeshing strategy is presented for simulating three-dimensional cardiac electrophysiological waves. The proposed numerical method greatly reduces the number of elements and enhances the accuracy of the prediction of the electrical wave fronts. Illustrations of the performance and the accuracy of the proposed method are presented using a realistic heart geometry. Qualitative and quantitative results show that the proposed methodology is far superior to the uniform mesh methods commonly used in cardiac electrophysiology.


92C05 Biophysics
65C20 Probabilistic models, generic numerical methods in probability and statistics
78A70 Biological applications of optics and electromagnetic theory


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