Cardiovascular Modeling: An Interactive Cardiovascular Simulation


  • Mathematical Methods in Medicine by David Ingram and Ralph Bloch
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology by Arthur C. Guyton, M.D. and John E. Hall, Ph.D.


    The goal of this project is to demonstrate a Web-based interactive cardiovascular model for use by medical students and others interested in cardiovascular physiology. The model is a simple three-compartment model, known as the "Windkessel model." Specifically, the model on the Web is for users to view the simulation's behavior over a simulated period of time.

    The simulation uses the conceptual framework of computational science--Application, Algorithm and Architecture. Application refers to the scientific problem of interest and the components of that problem which we wish to study and/or include. Algorithm refers to the numerical/mathematical representation of a problem, including any numerical method or recipe used to solve the problem. Finally, Architecture refers to the computing platform and software tool(s) used to compute a solution set for the algorithm(s) developed.

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