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Author Metaxas, Dimitris ♦ Montillo, Albert ♦ Park, Kyoungju ♦ Axel, Leon
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world and consequently the study of normal and pathological heart behavior is an active research area. In particular, the study of the shape and motion of the heart is important because many heart diseases are strongly correlated to these two factors. The human heart is composed of two separate pumps: a right heart that pumps the blood through the lungs and a left heart that pumps the blood through the peripheral organs. In turn, each of these "hearts" is a two-chamber pump composed of an atrium and a ventricle. Special mechanisms in the heart provide cardiac rhythm and transmit action potentials throughout the heart muscle to cause the heart's rhythmic relaxation (diastole) and contraction (systole).
Description Affiliation: New York University School of Medicine (Axel, Leon) || Rutgers University (Park, Kyoungju; Montillo, Albert) || Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Metaxas, Dimitris)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 2
Page Count 6
Starting Page 43
Ending Page 48


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Source: ACM Digital Library