Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed nations and imposes a high socioeconomic cost. In 2014, Dassault Systemes launched the Living Heart Project to harness the power of realistic simulation to tackle the problem of cardiovascular disease. The cornerstone of the project is the Living Heart Model (LHM), an anatomically and physiologically realistic model of a human heart that can be used for in silico diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. In this paper, we describe applications of the model in medical device design, drug safety, and patient care.
Karl D’Souza, Bjoern Butz, Praveen Sridhar, Jiang Yao
Dassault Systèmes, USA