Studies Made by Simulating Systole at Necropsy
II. Experiments on the Relation of Cardiac and Peripheral Factors to the Genesis of the Pulse Wave and the Ballistocardiogram
This paper describes results obtained during the last three years with special emphasis on those secured since the development of the technic which permits us to employ compatible blood as perfusion fluid. Using the method of paired experiments, data have been obtained on the effects on the pulse wave and the ballistocardiogram which follow changes in the total energy of the simulated systole, changes in the way that energy is applied during the systole, changes in resistance as measured by diastolic pressure, and differences in the amount of arteriosclerosis present in various subjects.
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