Computing and Visualization in Science

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 195–213

Modeling the electrical activity of the heart: A Bidomain Model of the ventricles embedded in a torso

  • Glenn Terje Lines
  • Per Grottum
  • Aslak Tveito
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Abstract.

In this paper a model for the electrical activity of the heart will be presented and an approach to solve the resulting numerical problem will be suggested. The Bidomain Model is used to compute the spatial distribution of the electrical potential. The partial differential equations are discretized with the finite element method and the multigrid method is used to solve the corresponding linear equations. Adaptivity is applied to resolve the steep gradients in the solution.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn Terje Lines
    • 1
  • Per Grottum
    • 2
  • Aslak Tveito
    • 1
  1. 1.Simula Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 134 Lysaker, N-1325, Norway (e-mail: glennli@simula.no)NO
  2. 2.Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1080 Blindern, N-0316, NorwayNO

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