Fluid-Structure Interaction for Healthcare: Simulation of the Heart with ANSYS CFD to Better Understand Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy - WebinarThe symptoms of HOCM in the left ventricle of the human heart include thickening of the ventricle walls leading to reduced blood pumping capacity, a bulge below the aorta, and flow obstruction. HOCM can lead to sudden death even in young, apparently healthy people.
Researchers at Intevac and Ozen Engineering simulated the fluid—structure interactions (FSI) of the human left ventricle with HOCM to better understand the condition in the hope of saving lives. In this webinar, you will learn how they used ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Fluent solutions in two-way FSI simulations to model the flow valve interactions (aortic and mitral valves) during the systolic phase (contraction to pump blood out of the heart) and diastolic phase (relaxation of the heart to refill with blood). You will discover the five mechanisms that can cause a leaflet of the mitral valve to deform and obstruct blood flow in HOCM. This knowledge could eventually help cardiac physicians and surgeons develop methods to prevent sudden death caused by this condition.