Similar pressure pulse transmission and reflection in mammalian aortas

John Li, A. Noordergraaf

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Abstract

Similar aortic pressure and flow waveforms in mammals suggest that pulse transmission characteristics may be similar. This was examined utilizing allometry and models of the arterial system. Experimentally obtained root aortic pressures for dog and man were resolved into their forward and reflected components in the time domain. Results show that both the global reflection coefficient and the propagation constant times the aortic length are about the same in the mammalian species investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Care Technologies for the 1990's and Beyond
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages523-524
Number of pages2
Editionpt 2
ISBN (Print)0879425598
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1990Nov 4 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period11/1/9011/4/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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