Examining bifurcations in resistance of collapsible blood vessels

Tracy Barton-Scott, Gary Drzewiecki

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A vessel segment was terminated with a section of artery subjected to near zero transmural pressure. The sinusoidal frequency response was determined by solving the resulting nonlinear differential equations. A bifurcation diagram shows that there are many different values of instantaneous resistance obtained. We suggest that the cause of this may be the observer's choice of steady state. A consistent definition for steady state in blood vessels could resolve this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1323-1324
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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