Accession Number:

ADA411120

Title:

A Bionic Approach to Cardiovascular Regulation: Bionic Arterial Baroreflex System

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER RESEARCHINST SUITA (JAPAN) DEPT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A bionic system is an artificial device, integrated into natural human physiology by communicating with native regulatory system. This can functionally operate as if it were a part of the body. Bionic systems can be realized only with the knowledge of detailed characteristics of native system. We made use of white-noise approach and have succeeded in functionally identifying the native arterial baroreflex. Using thus identified characteristics, we developed a bionic baroreflex system. Animal experiments in rats revealed that the bionic baroreflex system can stabilize pressure against hypotensive stimuli such as head-up tilt even without the native baroreflex system.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE