Time constants for switching flow in left ventricular output impedance

H.B.K. Boom, Hessel Wijkstra

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    Abstract

    Pressure curves obtained in isolated rabbit hearts after the end of externally imposed constant flow pulses were divided by isovolumic pressure curves at the same volume. An exponential decay to a constant level, generally lower than one, was observed. The time constant equaled that found for switching-on of the flow pulse. The results indicate that flow deactivation can be described as a decrease of ventricular elastance.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages252-253
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    Event10th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1988 - New Orleans, United States
    Duration: 4 Nov 19887 Nov 1988
    Conference number: 10

    Conference

    Conference10th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1988
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans
    Period4/11/887/11/88

    Keywords

    • IR-56102

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