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    The Effect of Blood Pressure Pulsatility on the Baroreflex Gain

    Loughman, Meabh and de Paor, Annraoi and Ringwood, John (2016) The Effect of Blood Pressure Pulsatility on the Baroreflex Gain. In: 27th Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), 2016. 9781509034093 . IEEE. ISBN 10.1109/ISSC.2016.7528451

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    This paper makes a connection between blood pressure pulsatility and baroreflex gain in human subjects. While baroreflex gain may be difficult to examine, low frequency oscillations found in human blood pressure can be used as a surrogate coarse measurement of the baroreflex gain. Analysis is performed via a mathematical model that examines the presence or absence of a low frequency oscillation in human blood pressure signal. Mayer waves are well-known low frequency oscillations that occur in human blood pressure signals at approximately 0.1Hz. This paper proposes that an examination of Mayer waves can be used to examine variation in baroreflex gain. This examination could provide more information on the effect of an absence of pulsatility in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: pulsatile flow; blood pressure measurement; blood vessels; medical signal processing; prosthetics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9408
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 14:56
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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