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See detailA simplified model for mitral valve dynamics.
Moorhead, K. T.; Paeme, Sabine ULg; Chase, J. G. et al

in Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine (2013), 109(2),

Located between the left atrium and the left ventricle, the mitral valve controls flow between these two cardiac chambers. Mitral valve dysfunction is a major cause of cardiac dysfunction and its dynamics ... [more ▼]

Located between the left atrium and the left ventricle, the mitral valve controls flow between these two cardiac chambers. Mitral valve dysfunction is a major cause of cardiac dysfunction and its dynamics are little known. A simple non-linear rotational spring model is developed and implemented to capture the dynamics of the mitral valve. A measured pressure difference curve was used as the input into the model, which represents an applied torque to the anatomical valve chords. A range of mechanical model hysteresis states were investigated to find a model that best matches reported animal data of chord movement during a heartbeat. The study is limited by the use of one dataset found in the literature due to the highly invasive nature of getting this data. However, results clearly highlight fundamental physiological issues, such as the damping and chord stiffness changing within one cardiac cycle, that would be directly represented in any mitral valve model and affect behaviour in dysfunction. Very good correlation was achieved between modeled and experimental valve angle with 1-10% absolute error in the best case, indicating good promise for future simulation of cardiac valvular dysfunction, such as mitral regurgitation or stenosis. In particular, the model provides a pathway to capturing these dysfunctions in terms of modeled stiffness or elastance that can be directly related to anatomical, structural defects and dysfunction. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaporation Rates and Bénard-Marangoni Supercriticality Levels for Liquid Layers Under an Inert Gas Flow
Machrafi, Hatim ULg; Sadoun, Nacer; Rednikov, Alexey et al

in Microgravity Science and Technology (2013)

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See detailTime-dependent Marangoni-Bénard instability of an evaporating binary-liquid layer including gas transients
Machrafi, Hatim ULg; Rednikov, A.; Colinet, P. et al

in Physics of Fluids (2013), 25(8),

We are here concerned with Bénard instabilities in a horizontal layer of a binary liquid, considering as a working example the case of an aqueous solution of ethanol with a mass fraction of 0.1. Both the ... [more ▼]

We are here concerned with Bénard instabilities in a horizontal layer of a binary liquid, considering as a working example the case of an aqueous solution of ethanol with a mass fraction of 0.1. Both the solvent and the solute evaporate into air (the latter being insoluble in the liquid). The system is externally constrained by imposing fixed "ambient" pressure, humidity, and temperature values at a certain effective transfer distance above the liquid-gas interface, while the ambient temperature is also imposed at the impermeable rigid bottom of the liquid layer. Fully transient and horizontally homogeneous solutions for the reference state, resulting from an instantaneous exposure of the liquid layer to ambient air, are first calculated. Then, the linear stability of these solutions is studied using the frozen-time approach, leading to critical (monotonic marginal stability) curves in the parameter plane spanned by the liquid layer thickness and the elapsed time after initial contact. This is achieved for different ratios of the liquid and gas thicknesses, and in particular yields critical times after which instability sets in (for given thicknesses of both phases). Conversely, the analysis also predicts a critical thickness of the liquid layer below which no instability ever occurs. The nature of such critical thickness is explained in detail in terms of mass fraction profiles in both phases, as it indeed appears that the most important mechanism for instability onset is the solutal Marangoni one. Importantly, as compared to the result obtained previously under the quasi-steady assumption in the gas phase [H. Machrafi, A. Rednikov, P. Colinet, and P. C. Dauby, Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top.192, 71 (2011)]10.1140/epjst/e2011-01361-y, it is shown that relaxing this assumption may yield essentially lower values of the critical liquid thickness, especially for large gas-to-liquid thickness ratios. A good-working analytical model is developed for the description of such delicate transient effects in the gas. The analysis reveals that the system considered in this paper is generally highly unstable, the instability setting in even for very small times and liquid thicknesses. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of abrupt preload reduction on left atrial and ventricular pressures in a multi-scale mathematical model of the cardiovascular system
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg; Kosta, Sarah ULg et al

in European Heart Journal Supplements : Journal of the European Society of Cardiology (2013), 34

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See detailA new method for computing the derivatives of the mean and amplitude of physiological variables with respect to the parameters of a cardiovascular system model
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg; Revie, James A. et al

in Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied technologies : Official Journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy (2013), 22

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See detailA multi-scale cardiovascular system model can account for the load-dependence of the end-systolic pressure-volume relationship.
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg; Kosta, Sarah ULg et al

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2013), 12(1), 8

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The end-systolic pressure-volume relationship is often considered as a load-independent property of the heart and, for this reason, is widely used as an index of ventricular ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The end-systolic pressure-volume relationship is often considered as a load-independent property of the heart and, for this reason, is widely used as an index of ventricular contractility. However, many criticisms have been expressed against this index and the underlying time-varying elastance theory: first, it does not consider the phenomena underlying contraction and second, the end-systolic pressure volume relationship has been experimentally shown to be load-dependent. METHODS: In place of the time-varying elastance theory, a microscopic model of sarcomere contraction is used to infer the pressure generated by the contraction of the left ventricle, considered as a spherical assembling of sarcomere units. The left ventricle model is inserted into a closed-loop model of the cardiovascular system. Finally, parameters of the modified cardiovascular system model are identified to reproduce the hemodynamics of a normal dog. RESULTS: Experiments that have proven the limitations of the time-varying elastance theory are reproduced with our model: (1) preload reductions, (2) afterload increases, (3) the same experiments with increased ventricular contractility, (4) isovolumic contractions and (5) flow-clamps. All experiments simulated with the model generate different end-systolic pressure-volume relationships, showing that this relationship is actually load-dependent. Furthermore, we show that the results of our simulations are in good agreement with experiments. CONCLUSIONS: We implemented a multi-scale model of the cardiovascular system, in which ventricular contraction is described by a detailed sarcomere model. Using this model, we successfully reproduced a number of experiments that have shown the failing points of the time-varying elastance theory. In particular, the developed multi-scale model of the cardiovascular system can capture the load-dependence of the end-systolic pressure-volume relationship. [less ▲]

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See detailnon invasive estimation of left atrial pressure and mitral valve area waveforms during an entire cardiac cycle
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg et al

in proceeding of 11th national day of the National Committee on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December 07)

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See detailDirect parameter identification in a model of the cardiovascular system
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg

in 11th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December 07)

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See detailThe rabbit left ventricle modeling at the cellular scale: application to flow-clamp experiments
Kosta, Sarah ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the 11th Belgian National Day on Biomedical Engineering (2012, December)

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See detailDevelopment and Identification of a Closed-Loop Model of the Cardiovascular System Including the Atria
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Revie, James A.; Paeme, Sabine ULg et al

Conference (2012, August 31)

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See detailStructural model of the mitral valve included in a cardiovascular closed loop model. Static and dynamic validation
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; Chase, J. Geoffrey et al

in proceedings of 8th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems, Budapest 29-31 août 2012 (2012, August 31)

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See detailAutonomous electrical activity induced by cardiac tissue deformation in a thermo-electro-mechanical background
Collet, Arnaud ULg; Desaive, Thomas ULg; Dauby, Pierre ULg

in 8th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems (2012, August)

In a healthy heart, the mechano-electric feedback (MEF) process acts as an intrinsic regulatory mechanism of the myocardium which allows the normal cardiac contraction by damping mechanical perturbations ... [more ▼]

In a healthy heart, the mechano-electric feedback (MEF) process acts as an intrinsic regulatory mechanism of the myocardium which allows the normal cardiac contraction by damping mechanical perturbations in order to generate a new healthy electromechanical situation. However, under certain conditions, the MEF can be a generator of dramatic arrhythmias by inducing local electrical depolarizations as a result of abnormal cardiac tissue deformations, via stretch-activated channels (SACs). Then, these perturbations can propagate in the whole heart and lead to global cardiac dysfunctions. In the present study, we examine the spatio-temporal behavior of the autonomous electrical activity induced by the MEF when the heart is subject to temperature variations. For instance, such a situation can occur during a therapeutic hypothermia. This technique is usually used to prevent neuronal injuries after a cardiac resuscitation. From this perspective, we introduce a one-dimensional time-dependent model containing all the key ingredients that allow accounting for excitation-contraction coupling, MEF and thermoelectric coupling. Our simulations show that an autonomous electrical activity can be induced by cardiac deformations, but only inside a certain temperature interval. In addition, in some cases, the autonomous electrical activity takes place in a periodic way like a pacemaker. We also highlight that some properties of the action potentials that are generated by the MEF, are significantly influenced by temperature. Moreover, in the situation where a pacemaker activity occurs, we also show that the period is heavily temperature-dependent. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment and Identification of a Closed-Loop Model of the Cardiovascular System Including the Atria
Pironet, Antoine ULg; Revie, James A.; Paeme, Sabine ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 8th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems (2012, August)

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See detailEvaporation in motion
Machrafi, Hatim ULg; Rednikov, Alexey; Colinet, Pierre et al

Article for general public (2012)

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See detailSolutal Marangoni instability in a binary liquid layer evaporating into air: the importance of transients in the gas for highly unstable cases
Machrafi, Hatim ULg; Rednikov, Alexey; Colinet, Pierre et al

in Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 57, n°17 (2012) (2012)

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