A Comparison of the Methods for Assessment of Myocardial Capillarity

  • K. Rakusan
  • Z. Turek
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 169)


In all models of the O2 supply to the tissue, starting from the classical model of Krogh (1919), one of the principal input variables is the maximal diffusion distance, i.e. the longest distance from the capillary. This is equal in the Krogh model to the radius of the tissue cylinder. In most models, it is assumed that the maximal diffusion distance is equal to half of the inter-capillary distance.


Concentric Circle Capillary Density Spontaneous Hypertension Point Counting Method Capillary Radius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rakusan
    • 1
  • Z. Turek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologySchool of Medicine, University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyFaculty of Medicine University of NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands

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