Reduced models of the cardiovascular system

  • Joaquim Peiró
  • Alessandro Veneziani
Part of the MS&A book series (MS&A, volume 1)


Due to the large number of vessels involved and the multitude of different length scales required to accurately represent the flow in the various regions of the cardiovascular system, simulations of the flow of blood in the system based on full 3D models (see Chapters 2 and 3) are beyond the capability of current computers and they will be for years to come. Moreover, the huge amount of data that would be generated by such simulations is costly to process and of difficult clinical interpretation.


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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquim Peiró
    • 1
  • Alessandro Veneziani
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AeronauticsImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.MOX, Department of MathematicsPolitecnico di MilanoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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