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Patrik Edén

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A simple model for the arterial system

Author

  • Hans-Uno Bengtsson
  • Patrik Edén

Summary, in English

We present a simple model for the arterial part of the cardiovascular system, based on Poiseuille flow constrained by the power dissipated into the cells lining the vessels. This, together with the assumption of a volume-filling network, leads to correct predictions for the evolution of vessel radii, vessel lengths and blood pressure in the human arterial system. The model can also be used to find exponents for allometric scaling, and gives good agreement with data on mammals.

Department/s

  • Computational Biology and Biological Physics

Publishing year

2003

Language

English

Pages

437-443

Publication/Series

Journal of Theoretical Biology

Volume

221

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Academic Press

Topic

  • Biophysics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1095-8541