Effects of viscosty and constraints on the dispersion and dissipation of waves in large blood vessels. I. Theoretical analysis.

The propagation of sounds and pulse waves within the cardiovascular system is subject to strong dissipative mechanisms. To investigate the effects of blood viscosity on dissipation as well as dispersion of small waves in arteries and veins, a parametric study has been carried out. A linearized analysis of axisymmetric waves in a cylindrical membrane that… (More)