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Microcirculation Impedance Analysis in Cat Lung

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Jian Gao, R. T. Yen

Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152

Wei Huang

Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093

J Biomech Eng 122(1), 99-103 (Aug 22, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.429647 History: Received November 24, 1998; Revised August 22, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Input impedance at entrance of capillary sheet of cat lungs when airway pressure (PA)=0 cm H2O, pleural pressure (PPl)=−10 cm H2O, pulmonary arterial pressure (Pa)=22 cm H2O, and flow rate=7 ml/s. The width of the cat’s pulmonary capillary sheet is estimated as 2.092×105 cm. Top: modulus per unit sheet width (per cm). Bottom: phase. Both are plotted against frequency. Zero-frequency input impedance modulus per unit width is 31.2×107 dyn-s/cm5.
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Input impedance at exit of capillary sheet of cat lungs under the same conditions as in Fig. 1. Top: modulus per unit sheet width (per cm). Bottom: phase. Both are plotted against frequency. Zero-frequency input impedance modulus per unit width is 27.0×107 dyn-sec/cm5.
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Comparison of input impedance at the pulmonary arterial trunk (upper: modulus; lower: phase) on three cases of morphometric variations. Case 1: physiological flow condition (nondimensional sheet thickness at arteriole h̃a=1.69 and venule h̃v=1.58, and main pulmonary artery diameter D0=0.986 cm). Case 2: a borderline zone 2 condition (h̃a=1.69,h̃v=1.0, and D0=0.986 cm). Case 3: a 20 percent decrease of D0 while h̃a=1.69,h̃v=1.58.
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The effect of vascular elasticity on input impedance at the main pulmonary artery (upper: modulus; lower: phase) in three cases. Case 1: physiological flow condition (alveolar sheet compliance β*=0.219 μm/cm H2O, and main pulmonary arterial compliance β=3.30×10−4 Pa−1). Case 2: a 20 percent decrease of β*. Case 3: a 20 percent decrease of β.

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