Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionSince the pioneering work of Otto Frank in 1899, there have been many types of mathematical models of blood flow. The aim of these models is a better understanding of the biofluid mechanics in cardiovascular systems. Mathematical computer models aim to facilitate the understanding of the cardiovascular system in an inexpensive and noninvasive way. One example of the motivation for such a model occurred when Raines et al. in 1974 observed that patients with severe vascular disease have pressure waveforms that are markedly different from those in healthy persons. By developing a model that would predict which changes in parameters affect those pressure waveforms in what way, the scientists might provide a means for diagnosing vascular disease before it becomes severe.Lumped parameter models are in…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export