The Role of Simulation for Preoperative Planning in Patients Requiring Mechanical Circulatory Support

Massimo Capoccia, Sanjeet Avtaar Singh, Claudio De Lazzari

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Abstract

Mathematical modelling and simulation have the potential to become clinically applicable tools for detailed evaluation of the cardiovascular system and clinical decision-making to guide therapeutic intervention. This approach has a great potential for application in heart failure where the impact of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has played a significant role as a bridge to transplant and more recently as a long-term solution for non eligible candidates. We sought to investigate the value of simulation in the context of a heart failure patient with a view to predict or guide further management. CARDIOSIM© software was used to find out the most appropriate course of action to apply in this clinical setting. The outcome of the simulation was compared with the decision previously made in the clinical environment. Although there was an encouraging agreement, other factors play a role in the clinical decision process. Patient-specific modelling may add a more quantitative approach but requires willingness to accept a different way of thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMBEC & NBC 2017
Subtitle of host publicationJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC), Tampere, Finland, June 2017
EditorsHannu Eskola, Outi Väisänen, Jari Viik, Jari Hyttinen
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages559-562
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789811051227
ISBN (Print)9789811051210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2017
EventJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) 2017 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 11 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) 2017
Abbreviated titleEMBEC, NBC
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityTampere
Period11/06/1715/06/17

Keywords

  • mathematical modelling
  • simulation
  • ventricular assist device
  • heart failure
  • CARDIOSIM©

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