Previous studies have shown that myocardial ischemia results in changes in the pattern of flow through the mitral valve (1-6). These changes in transmitral flow velocity pattern are most likely determined by disease-induced changes in the underlying diastolic properties of the heart (3,6-8). Knowing which diastolic properties determine the transmitral flow velocity pattern and how interactions between diastolic properties modify the overall transmitral flow velocity pattern would be helpful in understanding the hemodynamics of patients with myocardial ischemia.. Several transmitral flow velocity patterns have been reported during myocardial ischemia (5,6,8-10). In one pattern, early flow velocity is decreased, deceleration time is increased, and late flow velocity is increased (5,6,8). The diastolic determinant changed in this pattern is left ventricular relaxation, which is slowed. Slowed left ventricular relaxation is observed in some patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (11,12)and coronary ...
It has previously been demonstrated that predictable changes occur in mitral flow velocities under different loading conditions. The purpose of this study was to relate changes in pulmonary venous and mitral flow velocities during different loading conditions as assessed by transesophageal echocardiography in the operating room. Nineteen patients had measurements of hemodynamics, that is, mitral and pulmonary vein flow velocities during the control situation, a decrease in preload by administration of nitroglycerin, an increase in preload by administration of fluids, and an increase in afterload by infusion of phenylephrine. There was a direct correlation between the changes in the mitral E velocity and the early peak diastolic velocity in the pulmonary vein curves (r = 0.61) as well as a direct correlation between the deceleration time of the mitral and pulmonary venous flow velocities in early diastole (r = 0.84). This indicates that diastolic flow velocity in the pulmonary vein is determined ...
This thesis aims to evaluate the blood flow velocity in the Brachial artery during reactive hyperemia. Primarily to appraise the information it might contain regarding cardiovascular function and cardiovascular risk.. Ultrasonographic doppler measurements of the Brachial artery were made on the 1016 men and women aged 70 included in the prospective investigation of the vasculature in Uppsala seniors (PIVUS) study. Analysis of the blood flow velocity in the forearm was made in comparison to established methods of estimating endothelial function, clinical markers of cardiovascular risk, the Framingham risk score and global atherosclerosis determined by whole body magnetic resonance angiography.. Systolic blood flow velocity was positively related to cardiovascular risk whereas the diastolic velocity was inversely correlated. However, the systolic to diastolic blood flow velocity (SDFV) ratio was more closely associated with cardiovascular risk than its components apart.. Ultrasonographic markers ...
We quantitated phasic epimyocardial microcirculatory coronary blood flow velocity patterns in the beating left ventricle. Using a newly developed floating objective and high-speed cinematography, red cell velocities in small arterioles, capillaries, and small venules and microvascular diameters in the superficial layer of the epimyocardium of beating left ventricle were determined throughout the entire cardiac cycle in open-chest anesthetized dogs. Heart rate was maintained at 140 beats/min by means of left atrial pacing. Peak red cell velocity was observed in midsystole in small arterioles and capillaries, and in late systole in small venules. Abrupt decline in red cell velocity and, in many cases, a momentary cessation or reverse of flow, was observed in these microvessels during the pre-ejection period. The internal diameter of small venule was increased in late systole, while that of small arteriole remained almost constant during the cardiac cycle. Furthermore, in these epimyocardial ...
Doppler ultrasound was used to measure blood flow velocity in the anterior cerebral artery of six premature infants with posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus, before and after intermittent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, on 23 occasions. There was a significant increase in mean blood flow velocity after the drainage procedures (+5.6 cm/s, 95% confidence interval +2.9 to +8.3 cm/s), which was accompanied by a decrease in velocity waveform pulsatility. CSF pressure also fell significantly. In patients with posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus, intermittent CSF drainage was associated with acute changes in cerebral haemodynamics.. ...
Background and purposeCerebral hyperperfusion has been related to the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in stroke patients after vessel recanalization therapy. We hypothesized that after successful mechanical thrombectomy for acute a ...
Maintaining a constant cerebral blood flow during a change in cerebral perfusion pressure is known as autoregulation. The integrity of this phenomenon is considered to be important in preventing cerebral lesions in preterm infants. A study was carried out using Doppler ultrasound measurements of cerebral blood flow velocities (CBFV) as an indicator of alterations in cerebral haemodynamics. CBFV were recorded on a beat to beat basis over 60 second epochs, during which time the cerebral perfusion pressure was changed by rapidly altering the infants posture from horizontal to either 20 degrees head up or head down. An informative response in CBFV was considered to be either (a) a uniphasic, immediate, passive alteration in velocity occurring with the change in posture and without a subsequent change or (b) a biphasic response of an initial change in CBFV followed within 20 seconds by a second response. This latter response is considered to be consistent with autoregulatory activity. A total of 501 ...
1. Peak blood flow acceleration measured in the common carotid artery was compared with peak flow acceleration measured in the ascending aorta of three baboons.. 2. The response to occlusion for 60 s of the circumflex branch or the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery was investigated.. 3. Both accelerations decreased approximately to the same extent. Peak aortic flow velocity, stroke volume and cardiac output also decreased but to a smaller extent.. 4. It is concluded that peak aortic flow acceleration is a sensitive index of myocardial function during acute coronary occlusion in conscious primates and that peak carotid flow acceleration is an indirect measure of myocardial performance under the same conditions.. ...
Purpose: : Fundus imaging is essential for diagnosing and monitoring common ophthalmic and systemic diseases. The Retinal Function Imager (RFI) is a non-invasive, easy to use, direct qualitative and quantitative imaging method that extends the utility of fundus imaging by providing quantitative information about retinal blood flow velocity. It can also be used for blood oximetry, capillary bed topography, and examining the metabolic state of the retina. Here we concentrated on characterizing blood flow velocity in retinal arteries and veins and accomplishing a nearly two-fold reduction of the variance of blood-flow velocity measurements by coupling the measurement to the heartbeat-cycle. Methods: : One eye of each of 14 healthy volunteers (mean age 30.7 years) was tested. Each subject had at least two separate sessions of imaging using the RFI. Results: : The mean velocity in non-heartbeat synchronized subjects was 6.1± 2.4 mm/sec for secondary and tertiary macular artery segments, and 4.4 ± ...
1] Parallel MRI with extended and averaged GRAPPA kernels (PEAK-GRAPPA): optimized spatiotemporal dynamic imaging. Jung B et al, J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Nov;28(5):1226-32. doi: 10.1002/jmri.21561. [2] J.N. Cohn, A.A. Quyyumi, N.K. Hollenberg, and K.A. Jamerson. Surrogate markers for cardiovascular disease. Circulation, 2004,109:31-46. [2] J. M. Tyszka, D. H. Laidlaw, J. W. Asa, and J. M. Silverman. Three-dimensional, time-resolved (4d) relative pressure mapping using magnetic resonance imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging, 12(2):321-329,2000 [3] 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging in bicuspid aortic valve disease demonstrates altered distribution of aortic blood flow helicity Lorenz R et al, Magn Reson Med. 2013 May 28. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24802. [4] H.G. Bogren et al. 4D magnetic resonance velocity mapping of blood flow patterns in the aorta in young vs. elderly normal subjects. J Magn Reson Imaging, 1999; 10(5):861-869.. [5] M.H. Buonocore et al. Analysis of flow patterns using MRI. International ...
Recent studies have shown a good relation between myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and intracoronary Doppler flow velocity parameters.8-11 15 However, the results are not uniform regarding both the best cut off values for the distal coronary flow reserve as well as the agreement between the invasive intracoronary diagnostic technique and non-invasive myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. Miller and colleagues found an overall agreement of 89% between pharmacologic (adenosine and dipyridamole) induced stress99mTc MIBI SPECT and dCFVR (cut off value 2.0) in a cohort of patients with single and multivessel disease.8 The agreement decreased to 83% when the data are restricted to patients with single vessel disease and intermediate lesions (n = 13, 30-70% diameter stenosis). Joye and colleagues found an agreement of 94% between 201thallium and dCFVR (cut off value 2.0) in 30 patients with intermediate lesions (40-70% diameter stenosis) in the presence of single and multivessel disease.9 ...
The hemodynamics of 56 femorodistal saphenous vein bypasses (in situ [n = 53] or reversed [n = 3]) identified to have residual or recurrent graft stenoses were characterized with Doppler-derived blood flow velocity and resting limb systolic pressure measurements. The magnitude and configuration of the graft blood flow velocity waveform were the best predictors of graft stenosis. Transformation of the graft blood flow velocity waveform from a triphasic to a monophasic or biphasic configuration coupled with a low (less than 45 cm/sec) or decrease (greater than 30 cm/sec) in peak systolic blood flow velocity relative to initial postoperative levels reliably predicted the presence of a remote occlusive lesion. In 20 (36%) of the 56 limbs, the ankle-brachial systolic pressure index (ABI) did not identify graft stenosis. The low sensitivity of ABI in the identification of graft stenosis was due to insignificant decrease (less than 0.15) of ABI (n = 11), incompressibility of the tibial arteries (n = 6), or
Background- Lack of high-fidelity simultaneous measurements of pressure and flow velocity distal to a coronary artery stenosis has hampered the study of stenosis pressure drop-velocity (ΔP-v) relationships in patients.. Methods and Results- A novel 0.014-inch dual-sensor (pressure and Doppler velocity) guidewire was used in 15 coronary lesions to obtain per-beat averages of pressure drop and velocity after an intracoronary bolus of adenosine. ΔP-v relations from resting to maximal hyperemic velocity were constructed before and after stepwise executed percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Before PCI, half of the ΔP-v relations revealed the presence of a compliant stenosis, which was stabilized by angioplasty. Fractional flow reserve (FFR), coronary flow reserve (CFVR), and velocity-based indices of stenosis resistance (h-SRv) and microvascular resistance (h-MRv) at maximal hyperemia were compared. Stepwise PCI significantly lowered h-SRv, with an initial marked reduction in hyperemic ...
Techniques for the noninvasive evaluation of carotid artery disease are evolving so rapidly that a study such as this meta-analysis by Blakeley and colleagues is in danger of becoming outdated almost as soon as it is published. Nevertheless, this high-quality review synthesizes the current evidence in this field and yields useful information about the test properties of these diagnostic imaging procedures. At present, 2 noninvasive tests are clearly of value to clinicians. Duplex color ultrasonography combines anatomic B-mode views of the carotid bifurcation with Doppler blood flow velocity measurements and is the first test done in most patients suspected of having carotid disease. If substantial (, 70%) stenosis is not found, no further tests are usually necessary. If the results are positive, magnetic resonance angiography is useful for identifying additional vascular lesions and assessing the run-off circulation to the brain. The sensitivity and specificity of these 2 tests are so high that ...
Sixty post-stroke patients were randomly assigned to receive 15 sessions of the usual rehabilitation programme with or without tACS. The NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and the mean blood flow velocity (MFV) and Gosling pulsatility index (PI) captured for the middle, anterior, and posterior cerebral artery were the outcome measures.. Fifteen 30-minute sessions of tACS appear to be effective for enhancing post-stroke patients neurological function. The haemodynamic measures taken indicated that the regaining of function among the patients was largely attributed to a lowering of the vascular autoregulatory activity together with an increase in blood flow velocity at the middle cerebral artery. Future studies should explore the underlying mechanisms mediating the positive effects brought about by tACS in post-stroke rehabilitation. ...
Computer Analysis of Coronary Doppler Flow Velocity: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch038: The coronary flow reserve (CFR) represents an important functional parameter to assess epicardial coronary stenosis and to evaluate the integrity of coronary
To the Editor: Steinke and coworkers1 recently reported on the possible advantages of power Doppler imaging (PDI) for quantification of stenoses of the internal carotid artery (ICA): similar to angiography, it should be possible to assess the degree of stenosis of the ICA as the percentage of the diameter reduction from the longitudinal image.. We have tested this examination procedure by comparison with the usual, validated sonography criteria on 40 cases of ICA stenosis. Included in the observation period of the study were all consecutive stenosis findings for which color-coded duplex sonography (CCDS) fulfilled the following criteria: (1) detection of a local flow acceleration in the ICA, (2) peak flow velocity of ≥1 m/s (measurement of the jet flow at the stenosis maximum or, in cases of sound extinction there, directly distal from it), and (3) detection of flow disturbances. Quantification was achieved using the known Doppler criteria.2 In 22% of the cases an adequate evaluation by PDI ...
The flow of air passing through an orifice meter with a beat ratio (beta) of 0.75 and a Reynolds number of 54.700 has been examined using a 3-D laser Doppler velocimeter. The quantities derived from the 4096 simultaneous measurements of three velocity components at each of 670 locations in the flow field include the mean velocity vector, rms fluctuating components, the Reynolds stress tensor, and the entire triple correlation third order tensor. The mean velocity vector field shows the characteristics of flow associated with an orifice meter: fully developed axisymmetric flow undergoe, a large inward radial velocity gradient upstream of the plate. separates from the lip of the plate to form the vena contracts then spreads to the reattachment point at 2.5 pipe radii (10 step heights) downstream. The contour plots of the Reynolds stresses show the anisotropic nature of the flow field in the orifice plate region, and the triple velocity correlations indicate how rapidly the normal and shear stresses return
immediate identification and evaluation of blood flows intraoperatively.. The essential and cost effective intraoperative microvascular instrument that provides you with the sound information you need.. The VTI 20 MHz Microvascular Doppler System was specifically designed for use by surgeons who have a need to interrogate the microvascular vessels. This audio blood flow detector allows for real-time, intraoperative assessment of vessels in a wide variety of surgical specialties.. The System is ideal for intraoperative use in neurosurgical procedures. Combining a miniature probe tip with a high operating frequency, the system emits a tightly focused signal with a shallow depth of signal penetration, imparting a level of precision essential for the neurosurgeon. The sterile- out-of-the-package, single-use probes - optimize patient safety and eliminate probe failure due to reprocessing. ...
A dependence on the position of the vessel relative to the location of the placenta was seen. Significant differences were noted when all subgroups were compared (Fig. 17). 1Sl). 27 L-.. 001 n = 71 n = 69 fZB- ~ Internal placental border External placental border ® 0 n = 27 Distant from placenta o Fig. 17. 2 Reproducibility The means and the relative coefficient of variation for the 67% and 90% confidence limits for fetal and uteroplacental blood flow parameters are presented in Table 9. Parameters with a low coefficient of variation show little dispersion about the mean and are most readily reproducible. The median value decreased from 290 ml/kg per minute in pregnancy week 24/0 to 220 mljkg in pregnancy week 40/0 (Fig. 39). - Ratio of mean blood flow volume of fetal common carotid artery to estimated fetal weight showed a decreasing trend until pregnancy week 38/0, followed by a slight increase. The median value changed from 60 ml/kg per minute in pregnancy week 28/0 to 46 ml/kg in ...
Figure 1 presents an en face plane from an age related macular degeneration (AMD) patient. It shows the removal of bias for flow estimation (grayscale is normalized to the highest flow). a) was processed with the method of direct calculation and b) with the MAP estimator. The backstitched scan pattern can be seen in the bias due to gradual changes in the background noise caused by revisitation error (i.e. the error in rescanning the same location). This induced an offset in method a) but the MAP estimator could isolate the flow from it. Figure 2 shows quantitative flow in the same en face plane processed with the MAP estimator to provide flow velocities. The determined flow velocities are within the expected range for retinal capillaries of 0.2 to 3.3 mm/s.. ...
Blood flow measurement using an improved surface integration of velocity vectors (SIVV) technique was tested in in vitro phantoms. SIVV was compared with true flow (12-116 mL/s) in a steady-state model using two angles of insonation (45 degrees and 60 degrees ) and two vessel sizes (internal diameter = 11 and 19 mm). Repeatability of the method was tested at various flow rates for each angle of insonation and vessel. In a univentricular pulsatile model, SIVV flow measured at the mitral inlet was compared to true flow (29-61 mL/s). Correlation was excellent for the 19-mm vessel (r(2)= 0.99). There was a systematic bias but close limits of agreement (mean +/- 2 SD = -24.1% +/- 7.6% at 45 degrees; +16.4% +/- 11.0% at 60 degrees ). Using the 11-mm vessel, a quadratic relationship was demonstrated between between SIVV and true flow (r(2) = 0.98-0.99), regardless of the angle of insonation. In the pulsatile system, good agreement and correlation were shown (r(2) = 0.94, mean +/- 2 SD = -4.7 +/- ...
Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep;67(3 Suppl Operative):ons102-7; discussion ons107. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000383152.50183.81. Clinical Trial
Dynamic cerebral autoregulation (DCA) capacity along with the degree of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis and characteristics of the plaque can also play an important role in selection of appropriate treatment strategy. This study aims to classify the patients with severe ICA stenosis according to preoperative state of DCA and to assess its dynamics after surgery. Thirty-five patients with severe ICA stenosis having different clinical type of disease underwent reconstructive surgery. DCA was assessed with transfer function analysis (TFA) by calculating phase shift (PS) between Mayer waves of blood flow velocity (BFV) and blood pressure (BP) before and after operation ...
The main reason for improvement or disappearance of peristent ulceration is considered to be due to clot formation outside the stent. This is promoted by stasis of the blood flow in the space between the stent and the irregular surface of the ulcer, because the stent struts decrease the blood flow into and out of the space. In addition, clot formation outside a stent is also accelerated by the decreasing of turbulent flow due to the decreased and normalized blood flow velocity at the stenotic lesion by stent placement.13-15 Neointimal hyperplasia and continuous expansion of a stent after stent placement may have the effect of curing ulcers in cases of small or shallow ulceration.. Ischemic stroke might be expected due to peristent ulceration because carotid plaque surface irregularity is considered to be one of the risk factors for microemboli, which may subsequently cause ipsilateral ischemic symptoms.8 Rothwell et al studied 3007 patients with carotid plaques in the European Carotid Study ...
In spectral Doppler mode, the sample volume is placed at the end of the valvular funnel so as to minimize valvular noise and optimize the recording of blood flow. • Fig. 2-10 Spectral pulsed wave Doppler of the transaortic blood flow obtained from a left apical 5 chambers view by placing the sample volume at the level of the aortic valve. Note the asymmetry of the flow with a short acceleration time. Measurements include the maximal flow velocity (Vmax); the maximal (peak) pressure gradient (peakPG); the area under the curve, or the velocity-time integral (VTI), allowing the calculation of the mean pressure gradient (meanPG); and ejection time (ET). The aortic ratio is frequently used to describe the dimensions of the left atrium. Views Several views may be used to study the aorta and the left atrium (LA): the right parasternal long axis 5 and 4 chambers and the right parasternal short axis transaortic views. Right Parasternal Long Axis 5 Chambers View This view allows the measurements in TM ...
Authors:Connolly M, He X, Gonzalez N, Vespa P, Distefano J 3rd, Hu X.. Due to the inaccessibility of the cranial vault, it is difficult to study cerebral blood flow dynamics directly. A mathematical model can be useful to study these dynamics. The model presented here is a novel combination of a one-dimensional fluid flow model representing the major vessels of the circle of Willis (CoW), with six individually parameterized auto-regulatory models of the distal vascular beds. This model has the unique ability to simulate high temporal resolution flow and velocity waveforms, amenable to pulse-waveform analysis, as well as sophisticated phenomena such as auto-regulation. Previous work with human patients has shown that vasodilation induced by CO2 inhalation causes 12 consistent pulse-waveform changes as measured by the morphological clustering and analysis of intracranial pressure algorithm. To validate this model, we simulated vasodilation and successfully reproduced 9 out of the 12 pulse-waveform ...
Authors:Connolly M, He X, Gonzalez N, Vespa P, Distefano J 3rd, Hu X.. Due to the inaccessibility of the cranial vault, it is difficult to study cerebral blood flow dynamics directly. A mathematical model can be useful to study these dynamics. The model presented here is a novel combination of a one-dimensional fluid flow model representing the major vessels of the circle of Willis (CoW), with six individually parameterized auto-regulatory models of the distal vascular beds. This model has the unique ability to simulate high temporal resolution flow and velocity waveforms, amenable to pulse-waveform analysis, as well as sophisticated phenomena such as auto-regulation. Previous work with human patients has shown that vasodilation induced by CO2 inhalation causes 12 consistent pulse-waveform changes as measured by the morphological clustering and analysis of intracranial pressure algorithm. To validate this model, we simulated vasodilation and successfully reproduced 9 out of the 12 pulse-waveform ...
An epicardial multifunctional probe has been designed to measure blood flow velocity and muscle thickening with two sensors. The probe is implantable and remains inside the patient after surgery. The probe is removable through a small opening in the patients chest.
Correlation between aortic velocity time integral (AoVTI) at Adaptive CRT and echo-optimized device settings (AoVTI is an echocardiographic representative of stroke volume and cardiac performance ...
Level of Blood Flow  The normal blood flow to the brain is about 50 mL/100g of brain tissue/min.  Ischemic penumbra is a blood flow of 25 mL/100g of brain tissue/min. This level is dangerously low and can lead to loss of brain cells.  A blood flow of 8 mL/100g of brain tissue/min leads to an almost complete loss of functional neurons.  Consciousness is lost within 10 seconds of cessation of blood supply to the brain. Dr. Michael P. Gillespie 3
Color flow mapping has become an important clinical tool, for diagnosing a wide range of vascular diseases. Only the velocity component along the ultrasonic beam is estimated, so to find the actual blood velocity, the beam to flow angle has to be known. Because of the unpredictable nature of vascular hemodynamics, the flow angle cannot easily be found as the angle is temporally and spatially variant. Additionally the precision of traditional methods is severely lowered for high flow angles, and they breakdown for a purely transverse flow. To overcome these problems we propose a new method for estimating the transverse velocity component. The method measures the transverse velocity component by estimating the transit time of the blood between two parallel lines beamformed in receive. The method has been investigated using simulations performed with Field II. Using 15 emissions per estimate, a standard deviation of 1.64% and a bias of 1.13% are obtained for a beam to flow angle of 90 degrees. ...
For example, doctors usually determine whether the heart is pumping enough blood through the primary arteries to end organs by taking an ultrasound measurement called Velocity Time Integral (VTI). Hardware with AI-enabled features, such as Venue and Venue Go, developed by GE Healthcare, can get that VTI reading in seconds, not minutes. Thats because once physicians have an image of the patients beating heart, they can tap a button on the screen (Auto VTI) and the system will automatically place a box where the organs left ventricle meets the aorta, the bodys main artery. (The sample box looks similar to the frame that pops up over peoples faces when you take a photo on a smartphone.). Algorithms do the rest. Within seconds, they can analyze the outlined waveform showing the readings for the rate of blood flow in meters per second, and its volume in liters per minute. The technology dramatically reduces the number of keystrokes and the time it would take to calculate the flow rate manually. ...
How to Treat Shock. Shock is a life-threatening medical emergency caused by interruption of the normal blood flow, which cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells and organs. Immediate emergency medical treatment is required....
Pitching velocity secrets from the pros. There are actually many of posts on the internet titled something similar to this article, most of them are useless, given that they focus primarily on upper body mechanics as the only methods to developing velocity. Any hard thrower will show you, there is a lot more to velocity…
This apparatus allow the study of different methods of flow measurement in an incompressible fluid. This a direct application of the steady flow energy equation ; Bernoullis theorem.
Doppler Measurements & Calculations: MV E max vel: 83 cm/sec, MV A max vel: 86 cm/sec, MV E/A:0.96, MV dec time: 0.24 sec, Ao V2 max: 136cm/sec, Ao max PG: 7.0mmHg, LV max PG:3.0mmHg, LV V1 max:90 cm/sec, TR max vel: 204 cm/sec, TR max PG:17 mmHg,RVSPC(TR):22mmHg, RAP systole:5.0 ...
However, that all may be about to change. Blogger and macro specialist Naufal Sanaullah made an interesting observation recently: the United States economy looks like it is finally escaping its liquidity trap, thanks in large part to the stabilization in U.S. housing prices. Sanaullahs basic argument can be summed up in his thesis (emphasis added): Although deleveragings and liquidity traps are inextricably linked, sufficient income growth and credit velocity can allow for the economy to leave the liquidity trap, even as it continues to deleverage (through the denominators impact). This allows for a virtuous cycle to return, as traditional monetary policy regains efficacy and feeds into aggregate demand growth.. In other words, although the economy still has more to delever (reduce debt levels relative to GDP), the deleveraging process may now be helped along by monetary policy, instead of the two forces continuing to work in opposition to each other. To really understand what is going on ...
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OBJECTIVE: To apply a new non-invasive method for quantification of in vivo wall shear stress (WSS) by magnetic resonance (MR) FAcE velocity mapping and measure WSS in the human abdominal aorta. DESIGN: Prospective, open study. MATERIAL: Six voluntee
Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography of the LAD is used to assess microvascular function but validation studies in clinical settings are lacking. We aimed to assess feasibility, reproducibility and agreement with myocardial flow reserve (MFR) measured by PET in overweight and obese patients. Participants with revascularized coronary artery disease were examined by CFVR. Subgroups were examined by repeated CFVR (reproducibility) or Rubidium-82-PET (agreement). To account for time variation, results were computed for scans performed within a week (1-week) and for all scans regardless of time gap (total) and to account for scar tissue for patients with and without previous myocardial infarction (MI). Eighty-six patients with median BMI 30.9 (IQR 29.4-32.9) kg × m−2 and CFVR 2.29 (1.90-2.63) were included. CFVR was feasible in 83 (97 %) using a contrast agent in 14 %. For reproducibility overall (n = 21) limits of agreement (LOA) were (−0.75;0.71),
Previous reports have indicated that hypertensive patients who have angina-like chest pain and normal coronary arteriograms have reduced coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) levels. In addition, elevated plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels have been reported to be associated with microvascular angina. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the plasma ET-1 levels and CFVR in patients with chest pain but without coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 66 patients were included in this study. CAD was ruled out by exercise stress test or coronary angiogram. Plasma ET-1 and CFVR measurements were performed in patients with (n=35) and without (n=31) a history of angina-like chest pain. CFVR was measured using adenosine-triphosphate stress transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. The mean ET-1 level was significantly higher and the CFVR was significantly lower in patients in the symptomatic group than in those in the asymptomatic group (ET-1: 3.85±1.24 pg/ml vs. 2.98±1.27 pg/ml, CFVR: 2.26±0.48 vs. 2.77
KP Hanretty, MJ Whittle, PC Rubin; Influence of Atenolol on Human Umbilical and Uteroplacental Doppler Flow Velocity Waveforms. Clin Sci (Lond) 1 January 1988; 74 (s18): 64P. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/cs074064Pa. Download citation file:. ...
We investigated the effect of acute hypoxia (AH) on dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) using two independent assessment techniques to clarify previous, conflicting reports. Twelve healthy volunteers (6 men, 6 women) performed six classic leg cuff tests, three breathing normoxic (Fi(O2) = 0.21) and three breathing hypoxic (Fi(O2) = 0.12) gas, using a single blinded, Latin squares design with 5-min washout between trials. Continuous measurements of middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (CBFv; DWL MultiDop X2) and radial artery blood pressure (ABP; Colin 7000) were recorded in the supine position during a single experimental session. Autoregulation index (ARI) scores were calculated using the model of Tiecks et al. (Tiecks FP, Lam AM, Aaslid R, Newell DW. Stroke 26: 1014-1019, 1995) from ABP and CBFv changes following rapid cuff deflation (cuff ARI) and from ABP to CBFv transfer function, impulse, and step responses (TFA ARI) obtained during a 4-min period prior to cuff inflation. A new ...
Recently, short-term visual deprivation has been shown to affect a variety of non-visual processes and regional cortical activity (Sathian & Zangaladze, 2001). Surprisingly, very little is known about how such visual deprivation impacts regional cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) or its adaptation with the underlying neuronal activity (i.e., neurovascular coupling). The current study sought to investigate the effects of short-term (two-hour) visual deprivation on regional CBFv and neurovascular coupling. CBFv (transcranial Doppler ultrasound) was measured concurrently in the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) and the middle cerebral artery (MCA). Neurovascular coupling was assessed using established methods, consisting of two minutes of baseline (eyes closed and reading), five cycles of 40 seconds reading - 20 seconds eyes-closed (primary protocol), and five cycles of 40 seconds eyes-moving - 20 seconds eyes-closed (secondary protocol). Neurovascular coupling, using both protocols, was collected ...
Fifteen patients (median age 8.5 years) with fixed right ventricular outflow tract obstruction were evaluated by two-dimensional echocardiographically directed continuous wave Doppler ultrasound within 24 hours of cardiac catheterization. Pulmonary artery blood velocity measurements were determined from a real time spectral display of pulmonary artery flow profile and converted to pressure drop utilizing a modified Bernoulli equation. Use of both parasternal and subcostal imaging permitted more accurate detection of maximal flow velocity than did use of either approach alone. Gradients estimated from Doppler recordings correlated well with those measured at cardiac catheterization (correlation coefficient= 0.95, standard error of the estimate = 7.9 mm Hg) with a trend to slight underestimation of gradient in more severe obstruction. In three patients with combined valvular and subvalvular stenosis and one patient with right ventricular outlet obstruction due totally to a ventricular septal ...
The 102 fetuses diagnosed by ultrasound to be asymmetrically growth-retarded had blood flow velocity waveforms of the umbilical artery studied. Sixty-two cases had normal blood flow, 28 had abnormal blood flow but with present end-diastolic flow, 8 had absent end-diastolic flow, and 4 had reversal of end-diastolic flow. Comparison was made between the blood flow status and other biophysical methods of antenatal surveillance and perinatal outcome. There is a strong correlation between abnormal blood flow and abnormalities detected by other biophysical methods of antenatal surveillance. Our study shows that fetuses with severe blood flow impairment tend to be more severely growth-retarded and to be delivered earlier. Our results also show abnormal blood flow to be associated with a poor perinatal outcome. Those fetuses with severe impairment of blood flow suffered a high incidence of operative delivery for fetal distress, acidosis at birth, perinatal mortality and morbidity. The association ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The assessment of skin blood flow in peripheral vascular disease by laser Doppler velocimetry. AU - Karanfilian, R. G.. AU - Lynch, T. G.. AU - Lee, B. C.. AU - Long, J. B.. AU - Hobson, R. W.. PY - 1984/12/1. Y1 - 1984/12/1. N2 - The helium-neon laser Doppler (LD) is designed to measure skin blood flow velocity (SBFV). Flow velocity and pulse wave amplitude are expressed in millivolts (mv) relative to a zero-flow reference. The authors have reviewed their initial experience in ten persons (20 limbs) without peripheral vascular disease (PVD, group I) and nine patients (12 limbs) with severe PVD (group II). The finger, palm, great toe, and forehead had a significantly (P , 0.05) greater flow velocity than the plantar and dorsal foot, distal and proximal leg, thigh, chest, arm, and forearm. Baseline and hyperemic SBFV, measured at the great toe, were compared in groups I and II. In group I, the baseline SBFV (mv, mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM) in the great toe was 197 ± ...
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a validated method for detecting coronary artery disease. Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTDE) of flow at rest and during adenosine provocation has previously been evaluated in selected patient groups. We therefore wanted to compare the diagnostic ability of TTDE in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) to that of MPI in an unselected population of patients with chest pain referred for MPI. Our hypothesis was that TTDE with high accuracy would identify healthy individuals and exclude them from the need for further studies, enabling invasive investigations to be reserved for patients with a high probability of disease. Sixty-nine patients, 44 men and 25 women, age 61 ± 10 years (range 35-82), with a clinical suspicion of stress induced myocardial ischemia, were investigated. TTDE was performed at rest and during adenosine stress for myocardial scintigraphy. We found that coronary flow
article{2286a0f7-5934-41f8-aed8-94b7a8b75a40, abstract = {Recent studies indicate a severely reduced coronary flow reserve (CFR) in neonates with congenital heart disease. The significance of these studies remains debatable, as the ability of the anatomically normal neonatal heart to increase coronary flow is currently unknown. This study was designed to establish normal values for CFR in newborns after administration of adenosine [pharmacologic CFR (pCFR)] and as induced by acute hypoxemia (reactive CFR). Thirteen mechanically ventilated newborn lambs were studied. Coronary flow velocities were measured in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery before and after adenosine injection (140 and 280 mug/kg i.v.) using an intracoronary 0.014-in Doppler flow-wire. Measurements were made at normal oxygen saturation (Sao(2)) and during progressive hypoxemia induced by lowering the fraction of inspired oxygen. CFR was defined as the ratio of hyperemic to basal average peak flow velocity. In ...
Authors: Kashif FM, Verghese GC, Novak V, Czosnyka M, Heldt T.. Intracranial pressure (ICP) is affected in many neurological conditions. Clinical measurement of pressure on the brain currently requires placing a probe in the cerebrospinal fluid compartment, the brain tissue, or other intracranial space. This invasiveness limits the measurement to critically ill patients. Because ICP is also clinically important in conditions ranging from brain tumors and hydrocephalus to concussions, noninvasive determination of ICP would be desirable. Our model-based approach to continuous estimation and tracking of ICP uses routinely obtainable time-synchronized, noninvasive (or minimally invasive) measurements of peripheral arterial blood pressure and blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), both at intra-heartbeat resolution. A physiological model of cerebrovascular dynamics provides mathematical constraints that relate the measured waveforms to ICP. Our algorithm produces patient-specific ...
Doppler ultrasound of female reproductive system is a method for evaluating uterine arteries blood flow. Together with the measurement of the endometrium thickness, Ultrasongraphy becomes an important way of assessing risk of myomas, bleeding and endometrial cancer in menopausal ladies. Uterus measurements (width,length and depth),endometrial thickness, Doppler measurement of uterine arteries indices (Peak Systolic Velocity, Time Average Maximum Velocity, Pulsatility Index) were taken in 50 menopausal ladies. The study was carried out in UAE AbuDhabi Samha and Shahama clinics during the period from June 2014 to june 2015 2012. The endometrial thickness, uterine arteries pulstility index , resistance index, Peak Systolic Velocity and Time Average Maximum Velocity,uterus echogenicity were correlated significantly with the mean of average age and posmenpausal age In age of 62 yrs and postmenopausal age of 50 yrs, doppler examination of L&R uterine arteries showed its blood flow velocity waveform ...
To evaluate the haemodynamic changes induced by flow diversion treatment in cerebral aneurysms, resulting in thrombosis or persisting aneurysm patency over time. Eight patients with aneurysms at the para-ophthalmic segment of the internal carotid artery were treated by flow diversion only. The clinical follow-up ranged between 6 days and 12 months. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of pre- and post-treatment conditions was performed in all cases. True geometric models of the flow diverter were created and placed over the neck of the aneurysms by using a virtual stent-deployment technique, and the device was simulated as a true physical barrier. Pre- and post-treatment haemodynamics were compared, including mean and maximal velocities, wall-shear stress (WSS) and intra-aneurysmal flow patterns. The CFD study results were then correlated to angiographic follow-up studies. Mean intra-aneurysmal flow velocities and WSS were significantly reduced in all aneurysms. Changes in flow patterns were
To evaluate the accuracy of a pulsed multigated Doppler system, 128 carotid arteries were examined. The spectral broadening index was calculated from the power spectrum of a small sample volume located in the center of the stream according to the flow profile and was related to the degree of stenosis as determined by contrast angiography. Even minor wall irregularities seen on the angiogram were classified as disease. The ability of the system to discriminate between normal and diseased vessels reached a sensitivity of 94% and a specificity of 91%. Classification of greater than 50% or less than 50% stenosis could be performed with a sensitivity of 90% and a specificity of 85%. Pulsed multigated Doppler ultrasonography allows identification of even minor degrees of stenosis of the carotid artery and provides an alternative to duplex scanning. Furthermore, the blood flow profile provided by a multigated Doppler system may add valuable information concerning blood flow characteristics not ...
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This paper analyzes velocity profiles for flow through circular tubes in laminar, turbulent, and transition region flows and how they affect measurement by flow-meters. Experimental measurements of velocity profiles across the cross-section of straight circular tubes were made using laser doppler velocimetry. In addition, flow visualization was done using the hydrogen bubble technique. Velocity profiles in the laminar and the turbulent flow are quite predictable which allow the determination of meter factors for accurate flow measurement. However, the profiles can not be predicted at all in the transition region. Therefore, for the accuracy of the flowmeter, it must be ensured that the flow is completely in the laminar regime or completely in the turbulent regime. In the laminar flow a bend, even at a large distance, affects the meter factor. The paper also discusses some strategies to restructure the flow to avoid the transition region.. ...
Aliasing is associated only with pulsed Doppler, it never appears with continuous wave Doppler. A standard continuous wave Doppler has a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter produces continuous sound waves which the receiver collects. Both elements are positioned at specific angles from one another enabling the receiver to receive reflected ultrasound waves.. The disadvantage of using a continuous wave Doppler is the range ambiguity. With this technique, velocities along the entire region of overlap between the transmit and receive beams, blend together to form the spectrum. With pulsed Doppler, velocities from blood within the sample volume are measured.. Eliminating aliasing "improves the ability to measure the maximum velocity with Doppler".. ...
Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2013 Jan 1. [Epub ahead of print] Leinan PR, Degroote J, Kiserud T, Skallerud B, Vierendeels J, Hellevik LR. Source Biomechanics Division, Department of Structural Engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491, Trondheim, Norway, [email protected] Abstract The veins distributing oxygenated blood from the placenta to the fetal body have been given much attention in clinical Doppler velocimetry studies, in particular the ductus venosus. The ductus venosus is embedded in the left liver lobe and connects the intra-abdominal portion of the umbilical vein (IUV) directly to the inferior vena cava, such that oxygenated blood can bypass the liver and flow directly to the fetal heart. In the current work, we have developed a mathematical model to assist the clinical assessment of volumetric flow rate at the inlet of the ductus venosus. With a robust estimate of the velocity profile shape coefficient (VC), the volumetric flow rate may be estimated as ...
We thank Miller et al. for their interest in the results of our assessment of noninvasive ICP measurement technology. This method is accurate and sensitivity and specificity are much higher compared with other approaches.1,6,7. Blood flow in both segments of the OA depends on ICP, ambulatory blood pressure, heart rate, intraocular pressure, intraorbital pressure, and other factors.1 The benefit of our method is in the equilibration of ICP with Pe. The balance ICP = Pe is not dependent on influential factors. OA blood flow velocities could be very different in different patients1 but the balance ICP = Pe does not depend on the OA blood flow velocity values. As a result, our method does not need a patient-specific calibration. All "correlation-based" noninvasive ICP measurement approaches cannot be used for absolute ICP value measurements because they need patient-specific calibration, which is impossible.. Our 2-depth transcranial Doppler technology complies with all safety standards. The maximum ...
This study is the first to use the constant routine (CR) protocol to determine whether the endogenous circadian pacemaker contributes to the previously reported diurnal changes in CBFV. The current work demonstrates that, with limited periodic external stimuli and a constant posture, there is 24-hour rhythmicity in CBFV. Subjects showed a cycle of approximately 24 hours in CBT, which has been previously demonstrated with the CR [21].. Figure 3 illustrates the intricate relationship between the rhythms across the study period. At approximately the CBT acrophase, the relationship between the two rhythms undergoes a transition. Between 180 and 240 degrees, CBFV is still rising and CBT is changing directions (first rising, reaching its peak and then falling). This period between 180 and 240 has been described as a "wake maintenance zone", a time in the circadian cycle during which humans are less likely to fall asleep [22]. In our subjects, the CBT is near its zenith or just starting to fall at this ...
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Quantification of blood velocity data obtained usingultrasound may be used in clinical diagnosis and inepidemiological studies of cardiovascular disease.
3D CINE Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PCMRI) is considered the technique of election to study in vivo the time varying, complex blood flow structures evolving into arteries [1]. PCMRI allows to obtain a quantitative depiction of the spatial distribution of blood velocities from the acquired phase data and the anatomical image of the district of interest from magnitude data. A major limitation in the application of 3D CINE PCMRI to the clinical practice is the long scan time needed to obtain phase datasets (i.e., blood flow velocities) of sufficient quality for hemodynamic visualizations of time evolving fluid structures or for volumetric flow rates retrospective quantification and analysis. Recently, huge efforts have been done to speed up in vivo acquisitions by implementing/optimizing parallel imaging acquisition schemes as the Sensitivity Encoding (SENSE) [2]. However, the increased reduction factors employed in SENSE scheme to speed up the acquisition lead to acquired PCMRI ...
The authors have been developing a model of blood flow in the heart. The flow model of the heart enables us to estimate the entire blood flow of the heart from a couple of 2-D color Doppler images. Therefore, the load on patients is expected to be reduced. To develop the model of the heart, precise observation and an understanding of the blood flow are indispensable, because the flow is strongly related to the diagnosis of heart diseases. The visualization method must have the following features: (1) 3-D (2) objectivity (3) interactivity and (4) multi-aspect. The authors have developed visualization methods to meet the above-mentioned requirements and evaluated the proposed methods with the in-vitro flow data set. The results clearly reveal that the proposed system enables the researchers of the modeling group to obtain the state of entire flow, such as the occurrence of turbulence.. ...
Doppler optical coherence tomography has the capability to measure blood flow quantitatively and in vivo. As only the axial component of the velocity can be assessed, the measurements have to be corrected for the angle of the vessels. We present a novel approach to extract quantitative flow data from circumpapillary scans in vivo on the human retina by registering the circular scan to a reference volume scan and extracting the angle directly from the volume. In addition, we perform phase unwrapping and interpolation of the flow under the assumption of a parabolic flow profile. We demonstrate the repeatability of the methods by applying it to different retinal vessels, achieving coefficients of variation of the average velocity of 3 to 8%. Results on the pulsatility and resistance index are also presented.. ©2010 Optical Society of America. Full Article , PDF Article ...
To the Editor:. Michelson et al,1 from study of the ophthalmic artery flow pulse in the frequency domain, have noted features that are associated with aging and hypertension, and have the potential to identify early stages of microvascular disease in the eye. The findings concur with our studies of the carotid flow pulse in the time domain, which, likewise, are associated with aging and hypertension2 and have the potential to explain microvascular disease and "pulse wave encephalopathy" in the brain.3 The common link is early wave reflection from peripheral sites in the lower body, consequent on arterial stiffening; this increases amplitude of the lower harmonics of carotid arterial flow (and pressure) waves and in the time domain is apparent as increase in flow (and pressure) augmentation index.4 The explanation by Michelson et al1 relates to characteristics of the ophthalmic arterys vascular bed. We believe that this is unlikely, and note the evidence of similar and low-resistance index in ...
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Nonuniform lateral scanning of the probe beam in optical coherence tomography produces imaging artifacts and leads to a morphologically inaccurate representation of the sample. Here, we demonstrate a solution to this problem, which is based on the Doppler shift carried by the complex-valued depth-resolved scattering amplitude. Furthermore, we demonstrate the feasibility of Doppler flow velocity measurements in underlying flow channels while laterally scanning the imaging probe over large surfaces with arbitrary and varying velocity. Finally, we performed centimeters-long hand-held B-mode imaging of skin in vivo.. ©2012 Optical Society of America. Full Article , PDF Article ...
Although crucial in regulating intracranial hydrodynamics, the cerebral venous system has been rarely studied because of its structural complexity and individual variations. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the organization of cerebral venous system in healthy adults. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) was performed in 18 healthy volunteers, in the supine position. Venous, arterial, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows were calculated. We found heterogeneous individual venous flows and variable side dominance in paired veins and sinuses. In some participants, the accessory epidural drainage preponderated over the habitually dominant jugular outflow. The PC-MRI enabled measurements of venous flows in superior sagittal (SSS), SRS (straight), and TS (transverse) sinuses with excellent detection rates. Pulsatility index for both intracranial (SSS) and cervical (mainly jugular) levels showed a significant increase in pulsatile blood flow in jugular veins as compared with that ...
博士論文. Recently, quantitative flow visualization has become an important tool to investigate three-dimensional complex flow structures in microfluidic. The development of laser, computer and digital image processing techniques made it possible to extract velocity field information from visualized flow images of tracer particles. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) / particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) method has become one of the most useful flow diagnostic technologies in the modern history of fluid mechanics. The particle based velocimetry techniques measure the whole velocity field information in a plane by dividing that is placements Δx and Δy of tracer particles with the time interval Δt during which the particles were displaced. Since the flow velocity is inferred from the particle displacement, it is also important to select proper tracer particles that follow the flow motion accurately without changing the flow properties. These methods have been accepted as a reliable and ...
Hello, I have a question about the pressure and velocity change when merging two tubes that have the exact same pressure, velocity, and diameter. Ive attached an image to give you guys a visualization. Say the three tubes are all laying flat on the ground, so theres no height change ...
This test will take approximately 1 hour. A technician will place placing a transducer on your abdomen with a small amount of ultrasound gel. The transducer sends sound waves through your abdomen to the aorta and back. Then with the aid of computers software and a monitor we are able to image the aorta and display it on a monitor in front of you.. In conjunction with this imaging we will assess the blood flow with both pulsed Doppler and Color Flow Doppler, which measure the speed and direction of the blood flow. By assigning color to the direction of blood flow-called Color Flow Mapping-large areas of blood flow may be studied, which allows abnormal blood flow characteristics to be interpreted by the cardiologist.. After you leave the laboratory the technologist will document measurements from the images. A Baylor Scott & White Legacy Heart Center physician will review the images and measurements. If you have had a previous study the results will be compared.. ...
An echo Doppler is a medical test used to detect the size, shape, and motion of the heart. Doctors often order an echo Doppler if...
An image processing apparatus includes an identification unit configured to identify a retinal blood vessel based on a retinal image, a measurement unit configured to measure blood flow information for the blood vessel based on the retinal image, and a display control unit configured to display the measured blood flow information by at least one selected from a depth of the identified blood vessel, a size of the identified blood vessel, and a combination of both.
49. Two- and three-piece multicomponent prostheses in the penis. However, during coitus, especially with young (18 weeks) control rats. Androgen deficiency in aging men as persons who are on and then, despite his attenuated sexual excitement, potentially leading to fractures after minimal trauma. This may mean that they were ready to respond with arousal or penetration difficulties in both sexes. These changes, which may be part of her cardiovascular health, you should discuss this with an increase in mean peak systolic flow velocity or coronary artery disease. Further, an intense fear of pregnancy, the testicles dont produce enough testosterone, the group at this time also, the relationship between reduced ejaculation and patient-reported outcome measures (loss of self-esteem affecting relationship satisfaction and level of arousal, and pleasure without necessarily having orgasms or16 intercourse is defined in either core or peripheral nervous network described above, but supramaximal ...
One of the major criticisms of ultrasound Doppler is its angle dependency, that is its ability to measure velocity components directly to or from the transducer only. The present article aims to investigate the impact of this angular error in a clinical setting. Apical two- and four-chamber views were recorded in 43 individuals, and the myocardium was marked by hand in each image. We assume that the main direction of the myocardial velocities is longitudinal and correct for the angular error by backprojecting measured velocities onto the longitudinal direction drawn. Strain was calculated from both corrected and uncorrected velocities in 12 segments for each individual. The results indicate that the difference between strain values calculated from corrected and uncorrected velocities is insignificant in 5 segments and within a decimal range in 11 segments. The biggest difference between measured and corrected strain values was found in the apical segments. Strain is also found to be more robust ...
Blood flow rate and total blood flow related to length density and total length of blood vessels in mini-pig urinary bladder after chronic outflow obstruction a
LVETc and PEPsu were automatically measured from electrocardiogram and finger photoplethismography. Atrioventricular (AV) and mode switch (CRT to DDD) were used as hemodynamic challenges. Performance of SI, beat-by-beat systolic blood pressure (SBP), and Doppler aortic velocity/time integral (AoVTI) were compared in 36 patients, and SIs detection of CRT to DDD mode switch in nine patients, responders to CRT. AVs were changed from 30 ms to 250 ms (20 ms steps) at constant paced heart rate, alternating with a reference AV (RefAV), to reduce hemodynamic drift. The coefficient of variation (standard deviation/mean) of SI, SBP, and AoVTI during all RefAVs were used as error marker. The percentage detection of hemodynamic changes during AV transitions was a marker of sensitivity. ...
이완기능 장애의 단계를 평가하는데 중요한 요소는 승모판 혈류속도(mitral flow velocities), 승모판륜 e 값, E/e 값, 최고 TR 속도 및 좌심방 최대 용적지수이다. 보조적으로 폐정맥 혈류속도와 좌심실 GLS 값이 이용될 수 있다. 가이드라인(ASE/EACVI guidelines 2016)에서 제시한 알고리즘은 평균 좌심방압을 평가하기 위해 지표들을 사용하였으며 심방세동, 유의한 승모판막 질환, 좌각차단, 심박동기의 사용 등을 배제한 상황에서 평가할 수 있다. 좌심실 박출률이 저하된 환자에서는 좌심방압이 상승되었는지 알아보기 위해 보통 승모판 유입혈류 패턴이 충분하고 E 속도의 감속시간(deceleration time, DT)이 예후의 중요한 예측 인자이지만, 좌심실 박출률이 보존된 환자에서는 2D 변수를 포함한 여러가지 지표들이 좌심방압을 평가하기 위해 필요할 수 있다.. 좌심실 박출률이 ...
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A blood flow detection and imaging method and system is described for displaying images in accordance with signals transmitted from an intravascular ultrasound transducer probe. The image processor includes means for independently designating persistence factors for smoothing calculated speed and power of the dynamic portion of a field of view within a vasculature. Furthermore, the designation of a particular image point within a field of view as a dynamic image point (such as a blood flow region) as opposed to a static image point (such as a tissue region) is determined by averaging signal values for image points proximate to an image point of interest over both time and space.
An apparatus for measuring a propagation velocity of a pulse wave which is propagated through an artery of a living subject, the apparatus including an electrocardiographic-waveform detecting device which detects an electrocardiographic waveform from the subject, a pulse-wave sensor which is adapted to be worn on the subject and which detects the pulse wave from the subject, a time-difference determining device for determining a time difference between a first periodic point relating to the detected electrocardiographic waveform and a second periodic point relating to the detected pulse wave, and a propagation-velocity determining means for determining the propagation velocity of the pulse wave based on the determined time difference.
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To discuss the clinical ultiliazation and significance of microembolus detection by transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography in intracranial stenosis-occlusive disease. All related articles in this review were mainly searched from PubMed published in English from 1996 to 2012 using the terms of microe...
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Die Behandlung von Blut außerhalb und unabhängig von einem Patienten. The treatment of blood outside and independent of a patient. Hier hat man ähnlich wie beim 2. Anwendungsfall im wesentlichen konstante Blutströmungsmengen und konstante Blutströmungsgeschwindigkeiten. Here you have similar to the second application substantially constant blood flow rates and constant blood flow velocities. Zum ersten Anwendungsfall ist aus der US-A-3 785 380 eine Blutabsaugvorrichtung bekannt, welche aus einem zylindrischen Gehäuse, in welchem sich mikroporöses Filtermaterial zum Ausfiltern von Luftbläschen und anderen Verunreinigungen aus einem von einem Patienten abgesaugten Blutstrom befinden, einer Blutabsaugkanüle an einem vorderen Ende des Gehäuses und aus einer Blutabsaugleitung am hinteren Ende des Gehäuses besteht. For the first application, a blood-suction device is known from US-A-3,785,380, which consists of a cylindrical housing, are in which is micro-porous filter material for ...
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Numerical simulations of pulsatile blood flow through a symmetrical branch modeling the aortic bifurcation were carried out to assess several hemodynamic theories of atherogenesis by comparing the distribution of hemodynamic variables with that of early lesions in arterial branches. Considerable spatial and temporal variations in wall shear were found when the flow was pulsatile; the highest values occurred at the convex corner on the outer wall of the branch and in the neighborhood of the flow divider tip, and the lowest shears were experienced by the outer wall of the daughter vessel a short distance distal to the corner. Transient flow reversal occurred almost everywhere in the branch, and a transient separated region was found corresponding to the low-shear region in the daughter vessel. The shear profiles and the calculated separated region were influenced to some degree by the extent of flow development at the branch inlet and markedly by the branch area ratio. All of the proposed ...
The flow waveform is the most interesting waveform. Much information can be derived from its shape. When flow is being used to generate a controlled level of pressure, the shape of the inspiratory flow waveform is informative regarding the necessary inspiratory time (if flow reaches zero, then the inspiratory time could be shorter without compromising volume). The expiratory flow pattern is also informative, as a slow return to baseline is an indication of the resistance to airflow.
tee junctions with sharp and round corners. Rounding the corners reduced the energy losses by between 10 and 20%, depending on the flow rate ratio, due to the reduction in the branching flow loss coefficient, whereas the straight flow basically remained unaffected. The corresponding detailed measurements of mean and turbulent velocities for a Reynolds number of 31,000 and flowrate ratio of 50% showed that rounding the corner lead to an increase in turbulence in the branch pipe. The increased turbulence diffused momentum more efficiently thus reducing the length of the recirculation by 25% with its width and strength also decreasing in magnitude. The overall effect of the increased dissipation due to turbulence and reduced dissipation due to mean flow irreversibilities in the recirculation was a decrease in the corresponding loss coefficient.. ...
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second) was identified as the highest velocity produced after the onset of velocity. Acceleration (in degree per second squared) was calculated as the linear slope of the velocity-time curve (Δvelocity/Δtime) from velocity onset to 2 deg/s below the PV attained. The onset of velocity was defined as 2 deg. ...
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Phase-contrast MR can detect flow in the three cardinal directions along which bipolar encoding gradients are applied. This allows calculation of three velocity vector components: vx, vy, and vz. These components be displayed as separate images using using a gray scale to define direction (superior-to-inferior, left-to-right, or anterior-to-posterior). Alternatively, the velocities may be combined into a single magnitude image, where the intensity of each voxel is proportional to the speed (S) given by ...
A number of methods for ultrasound vector velocity imaging are presented in the paper. The transverse oscillation (TO) method can estimate the velocity transverse to the ultrasound beam by introducing a lateral oscillation in the received ultrasound field. The approach has been thoroughly investigated using both simulations, flow rig measurements, and in-vivo validation against MR scans. The TO method obtains a relative accuracy of 10% for a fully transverse flow in both simulations and flow rig experiments. In-vivo studies performed on 11 healthy volunteers comparing the TO method with magnetic resonance phase contrast angiography (MRA) revealed a correlation between the stroke volume estimated by TO and MRA of 0.91 (p,;0.01) with an equation for the line of regression given as: MRA = 1.1 · TO-0.4 ml. Several clinical examples of complex flow in e.g. bifurcations and around valves have been acquired using a commercial implementation of the method (BK Medical ProFocus Ultraview scanner). A ...
The respiratory time and flow profile at volitional exercise termination. Gross cycling efficiency is not altered with and without toe-clips
From question on page 763 A repeat Doppler duplex ultrasound was performed which revealed a filiform circumscript stenosis at the site of the portal vein anastomosis, leading to blood flow acceleration up to 100 cm/s (fig 1A). A computed tomography scan confirmed the stenosis in the ...
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