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Theoretical Physics for Cardiovascular Surgery

Physicist Sascha Ranftl wants to use computer simulations and machine learning to clarify in advance whether open heart surgery is necessary. In this essay he explains why and how exactly he does this.   Read more 8. February 2024
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How Do You Simulate a Digital Twin of the Heart?

In this interview, Thomas Pock from the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision explains what determining the activation sequence of the heartbeat has in common with throwing stones into a lake and how this can soon be learned in a personalised way using ECG data.   Read more 8. February 2024
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Looking for What Controls the Heart

Peter Macheroux from the Institute of Biochemistry at TU Graz wants to know why the heart works the way it does. A conversation about enzymes, proteins, hormones and nerve conduction.   Read more 8. February 2024


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