Propagation velocity and reflection of pressure waves in the canine coronary artery.

@article{Arts1979PropagationVA,
  title={Propagation velocity and reflection of pressure waves in the canine coronary artery.},
  author={Theo Arts and R. T. I. Kruger and W van Gerven and J. A. C. Lambregts and Robert S. Reneman},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={237 4},
  pages={H469-74}
}
In this study the pressure wave velocity in the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery (LADC) of the dog was measured by determining the delay time between pressure pulses along this artery. This method can only be applied if reflections of the pressure wave distal to the sites of pressure measurement are insignificant. From araldite casts of the coronary arteries the following relation between the diameter proximal to (dprox) and distal to (ddist 1, ddist 2) a bifurcation was… CONTINUE READING