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Did you know How the cardiovascular system achieves its high efficiency as a compound irrigation device and why this is relevant to future cardiova…

A new interesting article has been published in Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2018 Oct 19:e13206. doi: 10.1111/apha.13206. [Epub ahead of print] Editorial and titled:

Did you know How the cardiovascular system achieves its high efficiency as a compound irrigation device and why this is relevant to future cardiova…

Authors of this article are:

Lin Wang YY, Wang WK.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Historically, some important concepts that help explain the power saving character of the circulatory system have been raised. About 2000 years ago, Greek physician Galen surmised that the arterial pulse propagates directly through the tunics of the arteries. Otto Frank first proposed arterial resonance in 1899. In the introduction of the second edition of McDonald’s book1 , it was stated: “The main developments since 1950 have been in terms of treating the whole arterial system as being in a steady-state oscillation produced by the regularly repeated beat of the heart.” However, these three important findings are neglected in the prevailing hemodynamic models. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

arterial pulse;hemodynamics;resonance;ventricular-arterial system

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