Cardiac mechanics: basic and clinical contemporary research.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This survey of cardiac hemodynamics updates evolving concepts of myocardial and ventricular systolic and diastolic loading and function. The pumping action of the heart and its interactions with arterial and venous systems in health and disease provide an extremely rich and challenging field of research, viewed from a fluid dynamic perspective. Many of the more important problems in this field, even if the fluid dynamics in them are considered in isolation, are found to raise questions which have not been asked in the history of fluid dynamics research. Biomedical engineering will increasingly contribute to their solution.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pasipoularides, A

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 17

PubMed ID

  • 1562103

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-6964

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02368503


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States