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.
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
|Event||10th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1988 - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 4 Nov 1988 → 7 Nov 1988
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1988|
|Period||4/11/88 → 7/11/88|