Biofluid mechanics in cardiovascular systems by Lee Waite

By Lee Waite

Biofliudics has won in value lately, forcing engineers to redefine mechanical engineering theories and practice them to organic features. to this point, no booklet has effectively performed this. Biofliud Mechanics in Cardiovascular platforms is without doubt one of the first books to take an interdisciplinary method of the topic. Written via a professor and researcher, this ebook will mix engineering rules with human biology to convey a textual content in particular designed for biomedical engineering execs and scholars.

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This chapter deals with the heart and its ability to generate arterial pressure in order to pump blood. The adult human heart has a mass of approximate 300 g. If it beats 70 times per minute, then it will beat ~100,000 times per day, ~35 million times per year, and ~3 billion times (3 ϫ 109) during your lifetime. If each beat ejects 70 mL of blood, your heart pumps over 7000 L, or the equivalent of 1800 gal per day. That is the same as 30 barrels of blood, each and every day of your life! The lifetime equivalent work done by the heart is the equivalent of lifting 30 tons to the top of Mount Everest.

This type of vasoconstriction is one of the most important parameters that determine pulmonary blood flow. In other capillary beds within the body, smooth muscle vasodilates in response to tissue hypoxia, improving perfusion. Resting ventilation is about 4 to 6 L/min. Resting pulmonary artery blood flow is about 5 L/min. 2. 3 shows a schematic representing a ventilation/perfusion ratio of 1 with a ventilation rate and perfusion rate both equal to 5 L/min. 5 Alveolar ventilation 5 L/min Ventilation/perfusion ratio ~1 Pulmonary perfusion 5 L/min Pulmonary volumes and flows showing a ventilation perfusion ratio of 1.

Although systemic arteries carry oxygenated blood, it is a mistake to think of arteries only as vessels which carry oxygenated blood. A more appropriate distinction between arteries and veins is that arteries carry blood at a relatively higher pressure than within their corresponding veins. 4 The Heart as a Pump The heart is a four-chambered pump and is the driving force for moving blood through the circulatory system. The four chambers can be broken down into two upper chambers or atria, and two lower chambers, known as ventricles.

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