ABSTRACT: In this study, we review the development and application of multi-physics and multi-scale coupling in the construction of whole-heart physiological models. Through an examination of recent computational modelling developments, we analyse the significance of coupling mechanisms for the increased understanding of cardiac function in the areas of excitation-contraction, coronary blood flow and ventricular fluid mechanical coupling. Within these physiological domains, we demonstrate and discuss the importance of model parametrization, imaging-based model anatomy and computational implementation.
Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 07/2009; 367(1896):2311-31. · 2.77 Impact Factor