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ERIC Number: EJ1016883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
A Novel Laboratory Approach for the Demonstration of Hemodynamic Principles: The Arterial Blood Flow Reflection
Djelic, Marina; Mazic, Sanja; Zikic, Dejan
Advances in Physiology Education, v37 n4 p321-326 Dec 2013
In the frame of a laboratory training course for medicine students, a new approach for laboratory exercises has been applied to teach the phenomena of circulation. The exercise program included measurements of radial artery blood flow waveform for different age groups using a noninvasive optical sensor. Arterial wave reflection was identified by measurements of blood flow wave forms before and after arterial branching. Students were able to distinguish between different wave forms of blood flow within different age groups. Furthermore, students were given the opportunity to explore the effect of aging on the elasticity of blood vessels. This exercise is an introduction to the fundamental physical laws of hemodynamics that can facilitate the learning and understanding of cardiovascular physiology to students of medicine.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia
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