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An Approximation of Heart Failure Using Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox

SIBILA Lab. Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Cartago 30101, Costa Rica
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Biomimetics 2019, 4(3), 47;
Received: 19 March 2019 / Revised: 22 May 2019 / Accepted: 25 June 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioinspired Intelligence)
In this paper, we present the simulation of 5 different heart failures with the help of the Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox (CVST) proposed by O. Barnea et al. at Tel-Aviv University. This is a modified version of the CVST, proposed by G.Ortiz; here, we show that the pathological failures can be covered by this tool. We varied the value of the tool blocks, included the results of the hemodynamic parameters and the P-V loop curves for each disease and compared them to the medical data to prove the effectiveness of the simulation. Based on these changes, we achieved an effective simulation of the following heart failures in the CVST: Diastolic Heart Failure (DHF), Systolic Heart Failure (SHF), Right Ventricle Heart Failure (RVHF), Low Output Heart Failure (LOHF) and High Output Heart Failure (HOHF). View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiovascular simulation toolbox; heart failures; heart simulation cardiovascular simulation toolbox; heart failures; heart simulation
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Ortiz-León, G.; Barrantes-Vargas, H.J.; Arguedas-Sandí, M.; Pacheco-Chaverri, J.Á.; Vílchez-Monge, M. An Approximation of Heart Failure Using Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox. Biomimetics 2019, 4, 47.

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