The aim of this study is to develop a distributed model of the entire systemic arterial tree, coupled to a heart model and including a detailed description of the cerebral arteries. Distributed models of the arterial tree have been studied extensively in the past (Avolio [1], Stergiopulos et al [2], Westerhof et al [3]), however, no model has been developed so far that offers a physiologically relevant coupling to the heart and includes the entire cerebral arterial tree.

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