A space-time adaptive method for simulating complex cardiac dynamics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

For plane-wave and many-spiral states of the experimentally based Luo-Rudy 1 model of heart tissue in large (8 cm square) domains, we show that a space-time-adaptive time-integration algorithm can achieve a factor of 5 reduction in computational effort and memory-but without a reduction in accuracy-when compared to an algorithm using a uniform space-time mesh at the finest resolution. Our results indicate that such an algorithm can be extended straightforwardly to simulate quantitatively three-dimensional electrical dynamics over the whole human heart.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cherry, EM; Greenside, HS; Henriquez, CS

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1343 - 1346

PubMed ID

  • 11017514

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.84.1343


  • eng