Cardiovascular Function Lab
The CFL simulation includes two models
original Isolated Heart Lab (Figure 1), which
models an isolated left ventricle
- a new
Closed Circulation Lab
Circulation Lab models the entire circulatory
loop: left ventricle, peripheral circulation, right
ventricle, and pulmonary circulation.
Both models include numerous input parameters
that can be controlled by the user. Some of these
parameters are shown in Figures 1 and 2. By manipulating
these physiological variables, students can design
experiments to investigate a variety of questions concerning
how changes affect the performance of the heart.