The vasoactivity of blood vessels is impaired in patients with diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. For example, hypertension is associated with changes in vasomotor tone and typically attenuates vasodilation. The regulation of the vasomotor tone in medium size arteries is of interest because of the clinical relevance to vasospasm and atherosclerosis. The current project is to simultaneously measure dynamic pressure and dimensional changes during vasoconstriction or vasodilation using isovolumic myography. The tension-velocity relation and characteristic curves for contraction of blood vessels by applying Zhong-Ghista 3-element model will be developed. These findings for blood vessels will advance our knowledge of endothelium and vascular smooth muscle mechanics and pharmacodynamics.
1) Report on the contribution of elastin fiber, viscous element, contractile element such as smooth muscle and also the inertial element to ex-vivo blood vessels’ wall stress and elastic modulus
2) Define the various kinds of vessels
3) Models of Vessel Mechanisms
4) Figures & References
5) Formulation of Mathematical Modelling for MatLab codes to charaterize property of vessel in terms of linear relations eg. pressure / flow, tension against outer diameter, tension against velocity utilising results in excel sheet
Report of about 8,000 to 10,000 words.
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