Computer Modeling of the Human Left Ventricle

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A. L. Yettram

Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

C. A. Vinson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

D. G. Gibson

Cardiac Department, Brompton Hospital, London, England

J Biomech Eng 104(2), 148-152 (May 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138329 History: Received January 27, 1981; Revised December 08, 1981; Online June 15, 2009


A computer graphical technique is described for reconstructing the three-dimensional geometry of the human left ventricle of the heart from biplane cineangiograms. The views used are right and left anterior oblique. The reconstructed shape is intended for three-dimensional mesh generation for finite element stress analysis, but may also be useful for clinical diagnostic purposes and for cavity volume calculation throughout the cardiac cycle.

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