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Lumped parameter peripheral circulation model from Stergiopulos et al. (1999) Am J Physiol 276: H81-H88.


The model simulates a peripheral circulation using lumped 
parameters for arterial resistance, inertance, and compliance, 
and peripheral arterial network resistance. The single-
beat human aortic flow function in Figure 4A, Type C of 
Stergiopulos et al. (1999) was scanned and reproduced 
digitally. One-hundred copies were concatenated into an 
single data file used as the driving flow in the model. 
Constants used to fit the aortic pressure waveform in Figure
 4B, Type C were used to parameterize the model. The model 
produces an aortic pressure waveform fit comparable to 
Stergiopulos et al. (1999) Figure 4D, Type C. 


 CODEWORD|SYMBOL|    NAME    |      UNITS       |          DESCRIPTION             

 C        C      Compliance   ml/mmHg            Total arterial compliance 
 L               Inertance    mmHg*sec^2/ml      Arterial inertance
 Pout     P      Pressure     mmHg               Downstream blood pressure
 Rc       R      Resistance   mmHg*sec/ml        Characteristic resistance
 Rp       R      Resistance   mmHg*sec/ml        Peripheral resistance


 CODEWORD|SYMBOL|    NAME    |      UNITS       |          DESCRIPTION             

 Fin      F      Flow         ml/sec             Aortic flow signal (Fig. 4A, Type C
                                                    in Stergiopulos et al. 1999)
 Pdata    P      Pressure     mmHg               Recorded aortic pressure (Fig. 4B,
                                                    Type C in Stergiopulos et al. 1999)
 FRc      F      Flow         ml/sec             Flow through characteristic resistor
 FL       F      Flow         ml/sec             Flow through inductor
 FC       F      Flow         ml/sec             Radial flow in periphery
 FRp      F      Flow         ml/sec             Forward flow in periphery
 Pao      P      Pressure     mmHg               Aortic pressure
 Pp       P      Pressure     mmHg               Peripheral (arterial) pressure
 Vp       V      Volume       ml                 Peripheral blood volume

 t.min = 0
 t.max = 25 = 0.01
 Rc = 0.045
 C = 2.53
 L = 0.0054
 Rp = 0.64924
 tau = 30
 Pout = 0
 FL__init = 0
 Vp__init = 300
 Fin = Flow
 Pdata = Pressure
 solver.ode_which = CVode



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Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH U01HL122199 Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid, 09/15/2015 - 05/31/2020, NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.