Regional myocardial flow heterogeneity explained with fractal networks.

  title={Regional myocardial flow heterogeneity explained with fractal networks.},
  author={Johannes H G M van Beek and S{\'e}verine Roger and J. B. Bassingthwaighte},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={257 5 Pt 2},
There is marked heterogeneity in regional myocardial blood flow. To explain how the distribution of flow broadens with an increase in the spatial resolution of the measurement, we developed fractal models for vascular networks. A dichotomous branching network of vessels represents the arterial tree and connects to a similar venous network. A small difference in vessel lengths and radii between the two daughter vessels, with the same degree of asymmetry at each branch generation, predicts the… CONTINUE READING

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