Left Ventricular Shear Strain in Model and Experiment: The Role of Myofiber Orientation

  • Sander Ubbink
  • Peter Bovendeerd
  • Tammo Delhaas
  • Theo Arts
  • Frans van de Vosse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3504)


Mathematical modeling of cardiac mechanics could be a useful clinical tool, both in translating measured abnormalities in cardiac deformation into the underlying pathology, and in selecting a proper treatment. We investigated to what extent a previously published model of cardiac mechanics [6] could predict deformation in the healthy left ventricle, as measured using MR tagging. The model adequately predicts circumferential strain, but fails to accurately predict shear strain. However, the time course of shear strain proves to be that sensitive to myofiber orientation, that agreement between model predictions and experiment may be expected if fiber orientation is changed by only a few degrees.


Shear Strain Circumferential Strain Aortic Valve Stenosis Helix Angle Isovolumic Contraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sander Ubbink
    • 1
  • Peter Bovendeerd
    • 1
  • Tammo Delhaas
    • 2
    • 3
  • Theo Arts
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frans van de Vosse
    • 1
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University Hospital MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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