Cardiac computational models for clinical applications

Seminar - Department of Mathematics
3 April 2024
Start time 
2:30 pm
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Room A216
Department of Mathematics
Target audience: 
University community
UniTrento students
Contact person: 
Dott. Simone Pezzuto
Contact details: 
Staff Dipartimento di Matematica
Marina Strocchi (Imperial College)


Cardiac pump function arises from a series of highly orchestrated events across multiple scales. When a patient attends a hospital visit, their symptoms are assessed through a series of biomarkers. However, in a clinical setting, it is difficult to understand which mechanisms’ malfunction are causing the patient’s clinical presentation. Computational electromechanics can encode these events in physics-constrained models and can help mapping multi-sale processes to whole-organ biomarkers. In this presentation, I will show how we can use computational modelling in combination with machine learning to link molecular to whole-organ function. I will also showcase how in-silico clinical trials can help providing a mechanistic explanation to improved response to pacing, and to investigate how different conduction disturbances affect response to conduction system pacing, a novel delivery method for cardiac resynchronisation.