Computer simulation of heart attack (2)
Simulation of a pulse electrical activity in the heart muscle at the start of a myocardial infarction. If the spread of the pulse through the heart, from the top left in this model, is disrupted the result will be fibrillation, where the cardiac muscles of the heart's ventricles quiver rather than contracting normally and would require medical intervention. This computer modelling of physiological processes is part of the development of the VPH - the Virtual Physiological Human - in a discipline known as in-silico medicine, i.e. the modelling of developments using computational science. These cardiac simulations were developed by Prof. Richard Clayton of Sheffield University.
Photo size: 17.6 Mpixels (50.2 MB uncompressed) - 3991x4400 pixels (13.3x14.6 in / 33.8x37.3 cm at 300 ppi)