Accession Number : AD0259407

Title :   ENERGY EXCHANGE AND STABILITY CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLUID DYNAMICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : MOLLO-CHRISTENSEN,ERIK

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This paper discusses a possible mechanism of energy transmission from the heart to the peripheral circulation. It advances the hypothesis that the heart does not function as just an ordinary pump, but that it also emits mechanical waves, that these waves carry energy, and that the energy carried by the waves is given up to the mean bloodstream in the peripheral parts of the arterial system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BLOOD CIRCULATION, *CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, *VARIABLE PITCH PROPELLERS, ARTERIES, BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD VESSELS, ENERGY, HEART, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OSCILLATION, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE