Mathematical Cardiac Electrophysiology by Piero Colli FranzoneMathematical Cardiac Electrophysiology by Piero Colli Franzone

Mathematical Cardiac Electrophysiology

byPiero Colli Franzone, Luca Franco Pavarino, Simone Scacchi

Hardcover | November 11, 2014

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This book covers the main mathematical and numerical models in computational electrocardiology, ranging from microscopic membrane models of cardiac ionic channels to macroscopic bidomain, monodomain, eikonal models and cardiac source representations. These advanced multiscale and nonlinear models describe the cardiac bioelectrical activity from the cell level to the body surface and are employed in both the direct and inverse problems of electrocardiology. The book also covers advanced numerical techniques needed to efficiently carry out large-scale cardiac simulations, including time and space discretizations, decoupling and operator splitting techniques, parallel finite element solvers. These techniques are employed in 3D cardiac simulations illustrating the excitation mechanisms, the anisotropic effects on excitation and repolarization wavefronts, the morphology of electrograms in normal and pathological tissue and some reentry phenomena. The overall aim of the book is to present rigorously the mathematical and numerical foundations of computational electrocardiology, illustrating the current research developments in this fast-growing field lying at the intersection of mathematical physiology, bioengineering and computational biomedicine. This book is addressed to graduate student and researchers in the field of applied mathematics, scientific computing, bioengineering, electrophysiology and cardiology.

Title:Mathematical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:397 pagesPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319048007

ISBN - 13:9783319048000


Table of Contents

1 Basic cardiac anatomy and electrocardiology.- 2 Mathematical models of cellular bioelectrical activity.- 3 Mathematical models of cardiac cells arrangements: the Bidomain model.- 4 Reduced macroscopic models: the Monodomain and Eikonal models.- 5 Anisotropic cardiac sources.- 6 The Inverse problem of Electrocardiology.- 7 Numerical methods for the Bidomain and reduced models.- 8 Parallel solvers for the Bidomain system.- 9 Simulation studies of cardiac bioelectrical activity.- 10 Appendix A: Cardiac simulation projects, software, libraries.

Editorial Reviews

"This book aims to present recent mathematical and numerical advances in cardiac electrophysiology, in a comprehensive manner and with a special emphasis on large-scale numerical simulations. . the presentation is as clear as possible, which makes the book a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in electrophysiology and cardiology, not only for the amount and quality of the material reviewed, but also for the quality of the presentation." (Paul Georgescu, zbMATH 1318.92002, 2015)