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Doing the Heart Good: Cardiovascular models are moving to the bedside

Pacemakers, heart-lung machines, stents and artificial hearts all sprang from successful partnerships between engineers and doctors. “From its inception in the 1950s, heart surgery has motivated advances in engineering technology, and engineering technology has enabled advances in medical treatment,” says Alison Marsden, PhD, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego. “I personally view modeling and simulation as the next step in this long history.”

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