Modeling has provided not only answers to questions related to normal or pathological function, but also predicted multiple adaptations of the total and individual dynamic structures that are included in cardiovascular research. The original idea of this book was to produce a textbook to be used for the course "Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology", which is oriented to artificial organs and tissue engineering at Buenos Aires University, Argentina. This book brings together the challenges and experiences of academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and students to enable them to analyse results of all aspects of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. It also provides a springboard to discuss the practical challenges and to propose solutions on this complex subject.
Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Engineering. IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer. Member of EMBS IEEE Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems. Director of the PhD program at UTN.BA Argentina. Principal Investigator (PI) UNDP Project URU/06/004. Director of the Biological Department. Republic University. Uruguay.
1 Structural Basis of the Circulatory System
2 Human Circulatory Function
3 Mathematical Background for Mechanical Vessel Analysis
4 Modeling Of Cardiovascular Function
5 Modeling Of Cardiovascular Dysfunction
6 Hemodynamic Modelization During Therapeutical Interventions: Counterpulsation
7 Arterial Wall Modelization in the Time and Frequency Domain
8 Pulse Propagation in Arteries
9 Damping in the Vascular Wall
10 Modeling of Biological Prostheses
11 Arterial Hypertension, Chaos and Fractals
12 Mathematical Blood Flow Models: Numerical Computing and Application