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Stereometric Measurement Of Heart Motion
Author(s): Neil B. Ingels; George T. Daughters
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Paper Abstract

Historically, heart research has been directed at characterizing the heart as a pump. The hemodynamic parameters used in early studies have included pressure, flow, stroke volume, and cardiac output, to name a few. In the last decade, however, a new emphasis has been placed on studying the heart as a muscle. It has become increasingly apparent that a large number of compensatory mechanisms are at work simultaneously to stabilize the hearts's pump parameters, and that only after failure of one or more of these mechanisms is it possible to measure significant changes in these hemodynamic parameters. A growing body of evidence supports the concept that an early, sensitive measure of cardiac 'health' is provided by direct measurement of the dynamics of the muscular walls of the heart. The work in our laboratories is directed toward this goal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1971
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0026, Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences I, (1 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.975335
Show Author Affiliations
Neil B. Ingels, Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation (United States)
George T. Daughters, Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0026:
Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences I
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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