Issue 2 (196), article 4


Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2019, 2 (196), pp. 59-79

Shlykov V.V.1, PhD (Engineering), Associate professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Maksymenko V.B.2, DSc (Medicine), Professor,
Deputy Director for research

1National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”
37, Peremogy av., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03056

2Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery
6, Amosova str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03038


Introduction. The character of the distribution of temperature in the heart is determined by the process of heat exchange between the myocardium and coronary vessels, as well as the state of microhemodynamics of the coronary vessels of the heart. For quantitative estimation of changes in temperature distribution on the surface of the heart, the algorithm for calculating a quantitative criterion, that may be an objective marker for effective protection of the heart and brain, is proposed. The method of determining the conductibity of coronary vessels is implemented on the basis of the algorithm for determining the thermal contours, calculated from the gradients of the temperature field on the image of the heart in the infrared spectrum. The improvement of the previously developed method for determining the thermal contours on the basis of Canny’s algorithm consists in the transition from qualitative to quantitative assessment of the rate of change in temperature on the surface of the myocardium.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the conductibity of coronary vessels for the study of blood flow in the surface layer of the myocardium during warming up and cooling of the heart in conditions of cardiopulmonary bypass.

Results. The numerical value of the quantitative criterion obtained is calculated by determining the difference in temperature between the blood and the myocardium, calculated as the difference between the geometric areas under the temperature distribution curves in the temperature field equation for the constant and the current fluxing temperature. The contouring method for determining the conductibity of coronary vessels allows to select areas on the surface of the myocardium, in which the change in temperature significantly lags behind the average temperature on the surface during warming or cooling of the heart, which indirectly allows evaluating the state of small coronary vessels in the myocardium.

Conclusions. The method for determining the conductivity of coronary vessels for the study of blood flow in the surface layer of the myocardium are proposed, which allowed to allocation contours of sites on the surface of the myocardium with uneven distribution of temperature during warming up and cooling of the heart. Scientific novelty of the method consists in the allocation of thermal contours of sites in which the temperature change significantly lags behind the average temperature on the surface during warming up or cooling of the heart.

Keywords: mathematical modelling, the algorithm of detector Canny, heart temperature, temperature profiles, hypothermia, hyperthermia, cardiopulmonary bypass.

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Received 29.03.2019