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Stewart, Sandy 301-827-5610
03-27-1998, 04:40 AM
Dear Listmembers:

I am looking for normal geometrical dimensions for the inside of
the left ventricle and left atrium for use in a simple finite element
model of mitral regurgitation (using FIDAP). I really don't need the
detail provided by, for example, the gigabytes of data contained in the
NLM visible human. An axisymmetric elliptical model may be good enough
for a first effort. However, I would also be interested in a fairly
detailed 3-d mesh of the inner dimensions of the left heart for
asymmetric simulation. In the latter case, a data set of x,y,z points in
some common file format would be useful.

Many thanks,
--Sandy Stewart

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* Sandy F.C. Stewart *
* Hydrodynamics & Acoustics Branch *
* Center for Devices & Radiological Health *
* Food & Drug Administration *
* Rockville, MD 20850 *
* (301) 827-5610 *
* sxs@cdrh.fda.gov *
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