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Individualization of the parameters of the three-elements Windkessel model using carotid pulse signal
Author(s): Marek Żyliński; Wiktor Niewiadomski; Anna Strasz; Anna Gąsiorowska; Martin Berka; Marcel Młyńczak; Gerard Cybulski
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Paper Abstract

The haemodynamics of the arterial system can be described by the three-elements Windkessel model. As it is a lumped model, it does not account for pulse wave propagation phenomena: pulse wave velocity, reflection, and pulse pressure profile changes during propagation. The Modelflow© method uses this model to calculate stroke volume and total peripheral resistance (TPR) from pulse pressure obtained from finger; the reliability of this method is questioned.

The model parameters are: aortic input impedance (Zo), TPR, and arterial compliance (Cw). They were obtained from studies of human aorta preparation. Individual adjustment is performed based on the subject’s age and gender. As Cw is also affected by diseases, this may lead to inaccuracies.

Moreover, the Modelflow© method transforms the pulse pressure recording from the finger (Finapres©) into a remarkably different pulse pressure in the aorta using a predetermined transfer function — another source of error.

In the present study, we indicate a way to include in the Windkessel model information obtained by adding carotid pulse recording to the finger pressure measurement. This information allows individualization of the values of Cw and Zo. It also seems reasonable to utilize carotid pulse, which better reflects aortic pressure, to individualize the transfer function.

Despite its simplicity, the Windkessel model describes essential phenomena in the arterial system remarkably well; therefore, it seems worthwhile to check whether individualization of its parameters would increase the reliability of results obtained with this model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9662, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015, 96621N (11 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205617
Show Author Affiliations
Marek Żyliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wiktor Niewiadomski, Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)
Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Anna Strasz, Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)
Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Anna Gąsiorowska, Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)
Nencki Institute (Poland)
Martin Berka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcel Młyńczak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Gerard Cybulski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9662:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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