David L Ware

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Previous models combining the human cardiovascular and pulmonary systems have not addressed their strong dynamic interaction. They are primarily cardiovascular or pulmonary in their orientation and do not permit a full exploration of how the combined cardiopulmonary system responds to large amplitude forcing (e.g., by the Valsalva maneuver). To address this(More)
The goal of this work is to study the cerebral autoregulation, brain gas exchange, and their interaction by means of a mathematical model. We have previously developed a model of the human cardiopulmonary (CP) system, which included the whole body circulatory system, lung and peripheral tissue gas exchange, and the central nervous system control of arterial(More)
We upgraded our human cardiopulmonary (CP) model with additional data that enables it to more accurately simulate normal physiology. We then tested its ability to explain human disease by changing two parameter values that decrease ventricular compliance, and found that it could predict many of the hemodynamic, gas exchange, and autonomic abnormalities(More)
A thorough understanding of ventricular interaction and the effects of septal function on right and left ventricular performance in the human heart requires measurement of interventricular pressure gradients using high fidelity pressure transducers. The advent of newer echocardiographic techniques provides an opportunity to combine high resolution images(More)
The Electrocardiogram has extensively been used for evaluation and triage of patients with acute chest pain. The clinician admitting a patient with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction should be able to estimate the size and location of the ischemic area at risk, how much of the ischemic myocardium has already undergone irreversible necrosis by the time(More)
This review aims to provide a synthesis of the published evidence regarding the rationale and clinical benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with implantable atrial-synchronized biventricular pacing (BVP) devices in patients with moderate to advanced heart failure and intra- and interventricular conduction delays. In addition, it addresses(More)
We have developed a mathematical model of the human cardiopulmonary system that is able to simulate the normal functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, as well as their coupled interactions. Included in the model are descriptions of atrial and ventricular mechanics, the hemodynamics of the systemic and pulmonic circulations, baroreflex control(More)
BACKGROUND Candidates for commercial spaceflight may be older than the typical astronaut and more likely to have medical problems that place them at risk during flight. Since the effects of microgravity on many medical conditions are unknown, physicians have little guidance when evaluating and certifying commercial spaceflight participants. This dynamic new(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine whether intrinsic cardiac adrenergic (ICA) cells release calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), exerting synergistic adrenopeptidergic cardioprotection. METHODS AND RESULTS In situ hybridization coupled with immunostaining demonstrated that ICA cells exclusively expressed CGRP mRNA and co-expressed CGRP and(More)