Heart Model with Valves

1. Introduction

The construction of the human heart model is important for the development of cardiovascular surgical procedures based on simulations of patient-specific models using finite element method. We are trying to construct a tetrahedral heart model with some necessary components, such as aorta, veins, four chambers (left, right atriums and ventricles), heart valves, muscles, etc. The extended Dual Contouring method is used here to build the tetrahedral heart model from volumetric imaging data.