Modelling the Circulatory System: Evaluating Arterial Pressure and Cardiac Output

30 January 2009
16:30
Athanasios Tsanas
Abstract
The circulatory system is the most important and amongst the most complicated mechanisms in the human body. Consisting of the heart, the arteries and the veins, it is amply aided by a variety of mechanisms aiming to facilitate adequate perfusion of the body tissues at the appropriate pressure. On this talk I am focusing on the development of a computational model which relates patient specific factors (age, gender, whether someone is an athlete/smokes etc) and their effects on different vascular regions which ultimately determine the arterial pressure and the cardiac output.
  • Junior Applied Mathematics Seminar