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Electrical simulation of the circulatory system

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An electrical model of the arterial part of the human vascular system is proposed. This model is used to investigate the impedance, the shape of the pressure and flow waves, and the static characteristics of the vascular system under normal conditions and in the case of artificial circulation. In order to simulate the ACA pump, the problem of the quasi-one-dimensional flow of a viscous fluid in a tube with wave-type variation of the radius is considered. A comparison of the results with the results of direct measurements in man shows that they are in qualitative and quantitative agreement. Simulation also reveals certain characteristics of pulse-wave propagation in artificial circulation. An explanation of the effects observed is proposed, and their possible influence on the activity of the organism is discussed.

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M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 4, pp. 761–765, July–August, 1975.

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Tsaturyan, A.K. Electrical simulation of the circulatory system. Polymer Mechanics 11, 657–660 (1975).

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  • Normal Condition
  • Circulatory System
  • Direct Measurement
  • Static Characteristic
  • Vascular System