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Abstract #4609

Comparison of advanced and simplified computational fluid dynamics simulations in the Glenn and Fontan circulations – an MRI validation study

Nicolas Aristokleous1, Petter Frieberg1, Johannes Töger 1, Petru Liuba2, Pia Sjöberg1, Einar Heiberg 1, and Marcus Carlsson1
1Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Clinical Physiology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Pediatric Heart Center, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling may help patients with heart defects by predicting blood flow after interventions thus aiding surgical planning. Current CFD-techniques are not clinically feasible due to long computational times. We compared a simplified CFD technique to the state-of-the-art advanced CFD and validated the results with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We could show that the simplified CFD method on a conventional laptop saved between 75%-99% computing time compared with advanced CFD on a dedicated computation server with comparable accuracy in results of flow distributions. This simplified CFD method may facilitate the implementation of CFD predictions in a clinical setting.

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