Accession Number : AD0770549

Title :   Physical Modeling of the Cardiovascular System: A Critique.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. no. 173,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hoppmann,W. H. , II

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A critique is provided for the field of physical modeling of the cardiovascular system and its relation to physiology, medicine, and health science. The description of a mechanical model of the CVS and experimental results obtained with it are presented in some detail in order to be able to effectively relate the science of physical modeling to the several cognate fields. Principal variables of the subjects, such as heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output are discussed along with their importance in defining cardiac performance. The interface between engineering and medical science is examined insofar as it relates to model analysis. Finally, a set of specific references to the technical literature as well as a more general bibliography are appended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cardiovascular system, *Physiology, Models, Clinical medicine, Bibliographies

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE