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Biomechanical Properties Of The Human Ventricular Myocardium
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2013 (English)In: Biomedizinische Technik (Berlin. Zeitschrift), ISSN 0013-5585, Vol. 58, no (Suppl. 1)Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In the multidisciplinary field of heart research it is of utmost importance, for the description of phenomena such as mechano-electric feedback or heart wall thickening, to accurately identify the biomechanical properties of the myocardium. Hence, this study aims at determining biaxial tensile and triaxial shear properties of the passive human myocardium. This novel combination of biaxial and shear testing, together with the investigation of the myocardial microstructure, yields new innovative and essential information of the material properties to fulfil the short term goals of constructing realistic myocardial models. Through such modeling efforts, capable to capture the biomechanical behaviour of the heart, it is possible to improve some methods of medical treatment, and hence the quality of life for people suffering from heart diseases - at least as a long-term goal.

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2013. Vol. 58, no (Suppl. 1)
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passive mechanical behavior, human left ventricular myocardium, microstructure, constitutive modeling
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Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-141985DOI: 10.1515/bmt-2013-4108ISI: 000329463600108OAI: diva2:699247
Tri-State Conference of the German-Swiss-and-Austrian-Society-for-Biomedical-Technology (BMT), 2013, Graz, Austria

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Available from: 2014-02-27 Created: 2014-02-27 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved

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