An Object-oriented Model of the Cardiovascular System with a Focus on Physiological Control Loops

  • Anja BrunbergEmail author
  • D. Abel
  • R. Autschbach
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 22)


As means for analysis of physiological control loops, but also to synthesize technological support (e. g. artificial heart) and to help deduce therapeutical measures, an object-oriented model in form of an open and expandable library is developed. This modeling method has many advantages compared to existing signal-oriented simulation models as will be shown in this paper.

The simulation model shows good correspondence with physiological data, and offers a wide field of possible applications, such as research, development and training.


Modeling simulation cardiovascular system physiological control loops 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Automatic ControlRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Department for Cardiac and Thorax SurgeryUniversity Hospital AachenAachenGermany

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