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The Parametrized Diastolic Filling Formalism: Application in the Asklepios Population

[+] Author Affiliations
Tom Claessens, Marc De Buyzere, Peter Van Ransbeeck

University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

Muhammad Waheed Raja, Julio Chirinos

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive

University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Ernst Rietzschel, Pascal Verdonck, Thierry Gillebert, Patrick Segers

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Paper No. SBC2011-53375, pp. 185-186; 2 pages
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA, June 22–25, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5458-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


The parametrized diastolic filling formalism is a kinematic model for early left ventricular diastolic function, and is believed to provide quantitative information on relaxation and stiffness. Application of this model in the Asklepios population provided normal values of the model parameters x0 (initial spring displacement), k (spring stiffness) and c (damping constant). In addition, a potentially important difference in c of about 20% between men and women was observed. The underlying mechanism is not clear and additional analyses are needed to verify whether or not this suggests intrinsic relaxation differences between men and women.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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