Hemodynamic energy dissipation in the cardiovascular system: generalized theoretical analysis on disease states.

Lakshmi P. Dasi, Kerem Pekkan, Diane De Zélicourt, , Resmi Krishnankutty, Pedro J. Delnido & Ajit P Yoganathan
BACKGROUND: We present a fundamental theoretical framework for analysis of energy dissipation in any component of the circulatory system and formulate the full energy budget for both venous and arterial circulations. New indices allowing disease-specific subject-to-subject comparisons and disease-to-disease hemodynamic evaluation (quantifying the hemodynamic severity of one vascular disease type to the other) are presented based on this formalism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Dimensional analysis of energy dissipation rate with respect to the human circulation shows...
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