The team Carmen develops mathematical models and numerical methods in order to simulate the propagation of the cardiac action potential, from the cellular scale to the scale of the body. It is part of the IHU LIRYC, the electrophysiology and heart modeling institute in Bordeaux. It collaborates actively with the clinical, imaging, cellular electrophysiology, and signal processing groups within the LIRYC. Carmen aims at improving:
- knowledge and treatment of electrical cardiac pathologies; and
- exploitation of all available electrical signals to understand electrical cardiac disorders.
The overall objectives of Carmen pertain both to the fields of numerical sciences, and to medical sciences through close collaborative research. The objectives in numerical sciences concern the progress to be made on data- and image-based modeling of cardiac electrophysiology, and model-based inverse reconstruction or interpretation of electrical signals. The goal in medical sciences is to contribute to the objectives of LIRYC concerning atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation, and heart failure. Software tools are important for the success of this research.