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Estimating passive mechanical properties in a myocardial infarction using MRI and finite element simulations.
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PMID:  25315521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Myocardial infarction (MI) triggers a series of maladaptive events that lead to structural and functional changes in the left ventricle. It is crucial to better understand the progression of adverse remodeling, in order to develop effective treatment. In addition, being able to assess changes in vivo would be a powerful tool in the clinic. The goal of the current study is to quantify the in vivo material properties of infarcted and remote myocardium 1 week after MI, as well as the orientation of collagen fibers in the infarct. This will be accomplished by using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), catheterization, finite element modeling, and numerical optimization to analyze a porcine model ([Formula: see text]) of posterolateral myocardial infarction. Specifically, properties will be determined by minimizing the difference between in vivo strains and volume calculated from MRI and finite element model predicted strains and volume. The results indicate that the infarct region is stiffer than the remote region and that the infarct collagen fibers become more circumferentially oriented 1 week post-MI. These findings are consistent with previous studies, which employed ex vivo techniques. The proposed methodology will ultimately provide a means of predicting remote and infarct mechanical properties in vivo at any time point post-MI.
Dimitri Mojsejenko; Jeremy R McGarvey; Shauna M Dorsey; Joseph H Gorman; Jason A Burdick; James J Pilla; Robert C Gorman; Jonathan F Wenk
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1617-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomech Model Mechanobiol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
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Created Date:  2014-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-16    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101135325     Medline TA:  Biomech Model Mechanobiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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