Test & Measurement

Your Own Virtual Heart for Non-Invasive Heart Diagnostics


One day, a virtual version of your own heart pumping may help doctors diagnose heart disease and determine the best treatment, without the need of surgical intervention or other invasive clinical practices. EPFL mathematician Alfio Quarteroni's goal is precisely this as he builds a 'mathematical microscope' to simulate heart function with increasing accuracy and that can be personalized to a patient's heart based on medical scans.