Noninvasive measurement of time-varying three-dimensional relative pressure fields within the human heart
2002 (English)In: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, ISSN 0148-0731, Vol. 124, no 3, 288-293 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Understanding cardiac blood flow patterns is important in the assessment of cardiovascular function. Three-dimensional flow and relative pressure fields within the human left ventricle are demonstrated by combining velocity measurements with computational fluid mechanics methods. The velocity field throughout the left atrium and ventricle of a normal human heart is measured using time-resolved three-dimensional phase-contrast MRL. Subsequently, the time-resolved three-dimensional relative pressure is calculated from this velocity field using the pressure Poisson equation. Noninvasive simultaneous assessment of cardiac pressure and flow phenomena is an important new tool for studying cardiac fluid dynamics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 124, no 3, 288-293 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26710DOI: 10.1115/1.1468866Local ID: 11304OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26710DiVA: diva2:247260