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MOX, Math, Politecnico di Milano

Title of the position: Numerical modeling of the electro-mechanic
coupling in heart driven by clinical measures

Profile: Possible candidates should have a consolidated knowledge in
the field of numerical analysis of PDEs, finite elements and C++
programming.

Where: MOX, Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano

Brief description: The importance of including the Purkinje network in
the electrical numerical simulations of the heart has been recently
proved, since it allows to provide accurate sources for the muscular
activation.  In order to generate a patient-specific network, clinical
data provided by clinicians about the activation time on the
endocardium could be considered.  Starting from these clinical
measures, the aim is to study and analyse numerical models that enable
to account for the effect of the inclusion of a patient-specific
Purkinje network on the mechanics of the heart, through the solution
of an electro-mechanical coupled problem in presence of this
network. A particular attention will be paid to cases where electrical
anomalies cause an incomplete contraction, as happens for example for
the ventricular dyssynchrony

When: From October 1st 2014 to September 30th 2015 (1 year)

Contact: For more details please contact luca.formaggia@polimi.it

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