Effects of the systemic arterial system on coronary blood flow

David S. Berger, John K.J. Li

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Changes in coronary flow directly affect the performance of the left ventricle. Therefore, factors that affect coronary flow will also influence the function of the left ventricle. While many aspects of arterio-ventricular interaction have been studied, the contribution of coronary flow and its sensitivity to the arterial system has received relatively little attention. We investigate the relationship between the arterial system load and coronary circulation with the aid of a closed-loop model of the circulation. Altering the arterial system parameters leads to the prediction that coronary perfusion is highly sensitive to the arterial load.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeasrt Bioengineering Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780309251
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Newark, NJ, USA
Duration: Mar 18 1993Mar 19 1993

Publication series

NameBioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference


OtherProceedings of the 1993 IEEE 19th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CityNewark, NJ, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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