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Modeling Binding of Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Their Affect on Cardiac Rhythms

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Steffen Docken, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Fri, May 29 2015, 12:10PM

Cardiac electrophysiology can be modeled using systems of ODEs and these models can be expanded to incorporate the effect of anti-arrhythmic drugs. As of right now, these drug models are very complicated and computationally expensive. I will discuss how I plan to simplify these models and subsequently analyze the models to identify what properties cause anti-arrhythmic drugs to be safe or not. My analysis will incorporate both numerical techniques and bifurcation analysis