Cardiac chemical power: 1 Derivation of the chemical power equation and determination of equation constants

Abstract

A model has been developed which relates the power generated by the chemical reactions of the ventricular myocardium to the mechanical work performed. To accomplish this, the crossbridges of heart muscle are modelled as linear energy converters, and analysed using irreversible thermodynamics. The final equation relates the chemical power consumed to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02447065

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