Modeling Viscoelastic Damping for Dampening Adhesives - Presentation

HOCM is an inherited heart disease in which a portion of myocardium is thickened. It is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Intevac and Ozen Engineering developed a parametric model of the left ventricle (LV) of a human heart coupled with the solid wall motion and viscoelastic valve motion in the framework of two-way fully coupled fluid-structure interactions. The model parametrically simulates varying LV dimensions and dimensions of cardiomyopathy thickening. For the first time, this model allows a realistic investigation of the transient effect of left ventricular outflow obstruction, assumed to cause systolic anterior motion of mitral valve leaflets.