Title

ANALYSIS OF THE VASCULAR UNLOADING TECHNIQUE FOR BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT BY USE OF A CIRCULATORY SYSTEM MODEL.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1987

Abstract

A study to relate the accuracy and repeatability of the vascular unloading technique of blood pressure measurement to vascular system parameters is described. Difference-differential equations of fluid flow in distensible tubes were used to obtain pressure-flow-volume relationships for the blood vessels of the human finger. The radii, lengths and numbers of variously sized vessels in the finger were extrapolated from previously obtained data, and a segmented hemodynamic model was constructed. This model accounts for the blood volume changes in the vessels due to variations in vascular compliance and blood pressure. Volume changes due to counter-pressure applied to the finger vasculature were calculated using the model. The model results were verified by comparing them to measured pressure-volume signals in the human finger. The model was shown to agree closely with experimental measurements of pressure, flow, and volume.

Publication Title

Bioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference

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