Capvidia's FlowVision in cardiovascular FSI research collaboration
22 Jan 2019
In the last quarter of 2018, Capvidia collaborated with the Institute for Cardiovascular Computer-assisted Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The goal of the research was to both develop new approaches and enhance existing approaches for modeling the flow of blood throughout the heart, such as how it flows through atria, ventricles, and the heart valves. This research will not only allow cardiologists to further understand disease mechanisms in general, but it will allow doctors to reliably predict patient-specific responses to treatments by mapping their individual cardiovascular physiology.
While simplified computer models are helpful for quickly assessing key parts of a patient’s specific blood flow parameters, Capvidia sought to validate the efficacy of these simple, fast-performing models from Charité as well as, if necessary, improving upon those designs. This more complex modeling was executed using FlowVision, Capvidia’s comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution. Because of the complex behavior of blood and the heart as they interact with each other, computer modeling of the heart with the exactness required for medical use faces a number of significant challenges. However, FlowVision has allowed seamless automatic mapping between the models of the fluid domain and heart structure for years. Capvidia is proud to have worked with Charité to advance their research to new heights.
To learn more about this innovative research, please visit the FlowVision website.