Addresses the mathematical and numerical modelling of the human cardiovascular system, from patient data to clinical applications.
Introduction; Part I. Arterial Circulation: 1. Basic facts about quantitative physiology; 2. An insight into vascular data; 3. Modelling blood flow; Part II. Heart Function: 4. Basic facts on quantitative cardiac physiology; 5. An insight into cardiac data; 6. Modelling the heart; Part III. Optimization, Control, Uncertainty and Complexity Reduction: 7. Beyond direct simulation; 8. Control and optimization; 9. Parameter estimation from clinical data; 10. Accounting for uncertainty; 11. Reduced-order modelling; References; Index.