Parallel Solution in Simulation of Cardiac Excitation Anisotropic Propagation

  • Yu Zhang
  • Ling Xia
  • Yinglan Gong
  • Ligang Chen
  • Guanghuan Hou
  • Min Tang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4466)


Solution in simulation of cardiac excitation anisotropic propagation throughout the ventricular myocardium is computationally very expensive that demands the introduction of a high performance computing techniques. In this study, a canine ventricle model was constructed features a realistic anatomical structure, including intramural fiber rotation and a conduction system. By using operator-splitting scheme, adaptive time step and backward differentiation formulation techniques in a parallel implement, we solved mondomain equation successfully. The stimulation produced isochrone’s map is close to the clinical record that obtained from the non-contact mapping system of Ensite 3000. The results show that the proposed methods can successfully be used to simulate heart excitation anisotropic propagation in three-dimensional anatomical large tissue size.


Parallel computation Cardiac excitation propagation  Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Zhang
    • 1
  • Ling Xia
    • 1
  • Yinglan Gong
    • 1
  • Ligang Chen
    • 2
  • Guanghuan Hou
    • 3
  • Min Tang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027China
  2. 2.Center for Engineering and Scientific Computation 
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027China
  4. 4.Department of Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital, Chinese, Academy of Medical Science and Chinese Union Medical College, Beijing 100037China

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