Fontan Exercise Physiology Model

Published: 23 July 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r654xpb8n2.1
Ethan Kung


This package contains the source codes for running 0D lumped-parameter simulations to model Fontan exercise physiology. The model inputs are patient weight, height, and exercise intensity. The model then performs a simulation to produce the presure, flow, and volume waveforms at various anatomical locations for the average Fontan patient with those input characteristics. Publication corresponding to this model: Kung E, Pennati G, Migliavacca F, Hsia TY, Marsden A, Giardini A, MOCHA Investigators, “A Simulation Protocol For Exercise Physiology In Fontan Patients Using A Closed-Loop Lumped-Parameter Model.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 136(8):081007 (2014)


Steps to reproduce

Note: This code requires Matlab and Fortran compiler


University of California San Diego, Clemson University


Physiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Lumped Model, Modelling