Biaxial mechanical properties of passive right ventricular free wall myocardium.

@article{Sacks1993BiaxialMP,
  title={Biaxial mechanical properties of passive right ventricular free wall myocardium.},
  author={Michael S. Sacks and C. J. Chuong},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={1993},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={202-5}
}
The biaxial mechanical properties of right ventricular free wall (RVFW) myocardium were studied. Tissue specimens were obtained from the sub-epicardium of potassium-arrested hearts and different stretch protocols were used to characterize the myocardium's mechanical response. To assess regional differences, we excised tissue specimens from the conus and sinus regions. The RVFW myocardium was found to be consistently anisotropic, with a greater stiffness along the preferred (or averaged) fiber… CONTINUE READING