C. A. D. Leguy

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The calf muscle pump is a mechanism which increases venous return and thereby compensates for the fluid shift towards the lower body during standing. During a muscle contraction, the embedded deep veins collapse and venous return increases. In the subsequent relaxation phase, muscle perfusion increases due to increased perfusion pressure, as the proximal(More)
Ballistocardiography is a non-invasive technique to estimate heart function and relative changes in cardiac output. The goal of this study was to establish the relationship between ballistocardiogram (BCG) parameters and changes in cardiovascular parameters. A group of 20 subjects performed three different exercises on a force plate. In this study, we have(More)
To assess in clinical practice arterial blood volume flow (BVF) from ultrasound measurements, the assumption is commonly made that the velocity profile can be approximated by a quasi-static Poiseuille model. However, pulsatile flow behaviour is more accurately described by a Womersley model. No clinical studies have addressed the consequences on the(More)
Non-invasive estimation of arterial blood volume flow (BVF) has become a central issue in assessment of cardiovascular risk. Poiseuille and Womersley approaches are commonly used to assess the BVF from centerline velocity, but both methods neglect the influence of curvature. Based on the assumption that the velocity in curved tubes as function of the(More)
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