The CircAdapt Model
CircAdapt is a mathematical model of the human heart and circulation. It enables real-time simulation of cardiovascular system dynamics in a wide variety of physiological and pathophysiological situations. The entire cardiovascular system is modelled as a concatenation of modules representing cardiac chambers, valves, blood vessels, and peripheral vascular beds. A unique feature of the CircAdapt model is that it includes structural adaptation of the vascular and myocardial tissues to the mechanical load generated by the model itself.
CircAdapt is being developed and disseminated as freeware by the CircAdapt Research Team based at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University Medical Center.
This website accommodates the CircAdapt source code (Matlab) as well as the CircAdapt Simulator, the latter being a user-friendly stand-alone simulation tool that can be used for education of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Both applications are developed with the aim to facilitate RESEARCH and EDUCATION in cardiovascular (patho-)physiology.