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Blood pressure determinants. Part II. Application of some physical laws in the hemodynamics of cardiovascular system

Tomasz H. Wierzba, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(1):61-80.

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Vol 8, No 1 (2004)
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Published online: 2004-01-23

Abstract

This paper analyzes physical laws crucial for hemodynamics and arterial blood pressure. The major issue addressed is the dynamic aspects of circulation, including physical phenomena underlying the traditional way of the arterial pressure measurement. Terms: vascular impedance, vascular compliance, and pulsatile blood flow are exposed in context of their practical usage in diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and heart insufficiency, and also as indices of high prognostic value.

Abstract

This paper analyzes physical laws crucial for hemodynamics and arterial blood pressure. The major issue addressed is the dynamic aspects of circulation, including physical phenomena underlying the traditional way of the arterial pressure measurement. Terms: vascular impedance, vascular compliance, and pulsatile blood flow are exposed in context of their practical usage in diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and heart insufficiency, and also as indices of high prognostic value.
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Keywords

arterial pressure; physical laws; blood pressure measurement; blood flow; vascular impedance; wall tensile; pulsatile flow; pulse

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Title

Blood pressure determinants. Part II. Application of some physical laws in the hemodynamics of cardiovascular system

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2004)

Pages

61-80

Published online

2004-01-23

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2004;8(1):61-80.

Keywords

arterial pressure
physical laws
blood pressure measurement
blood flow
vascular impedance
wall tensile
pulsatile flow
pulse

Authors

Tomasz H. Wierzba
Tomasz Zdrojewski
Krzysztof Narkiewicz

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