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Mathematical matters of the heart

School of Physics & Astronomy
Thursday 17th June 2021 (18:00-19:00)
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Mathematical Matters of the Heart

Thursday, 17th June 

Part of the Science Public Lecture Series

Electrical activity in the heart triggers and co-ordinates its contraction and relaxation on every heartbeat.

Unfortunately, it is common for potential new medicines to cause side effects on the heart by interfering with this process. As a result, huge amounts of time and effort are spent to predict these side effects and stop risky new medicines being given to patients. In this lecture, we'll look at how mathematical models and computer simulations of the heart can help us understand how it works, and how they are being used to predict how new medicines will affect the heart.

This event has now concluded, but you can watch a full recording of the lecture online here.

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