Hyperspace analysis of left ventricular function

Raj H. Shani, Micheal Courtois, Mustafa Karamanoglu, Sándor J. Kovács

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The canonical variables required to fully characterize ventricular function are its pressure (P) and volume (V), and their derivatives dP/dt, dV/dt. The 4-dimensional hyperspace spanned by P, V, dP/dt, dV/dt allows analysis of the left ventricular dynamics and has been a source for discovery of novel physiologic relationships. In this study we assess the physiologic information contained in the dP/dt vs. V plane of physiologic hyperspace. Using normal and diabetic murine P-V data, we characterize the maximum dP/dt (dP/dtmax) vs. end-diastolic volume (Ved) and minimum dP/dt (dP/dtmin) vs. end-systolic volume (Ves) relationship. We observed that both dP/dtmax and dP/dtmin are highly linearly correlated with Ved and Ves, respectively (r2=0.94, r2=0.91). To fully elucidate this relationship an analog kinematic mathematical model was employed. Modeling results indicate that the observed linear dP/dtmin vs. Ves relation reflects the maximal rate of stiffness decrease, whereas the observed linear dP/dtmax vs. Ved relation reflects the maximal rate of stiffness increase. We conclude that hyperspace analysis of ventricular hemodynamics facilitates discovery/characterization of novel physiologic relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1273
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Conductance catheter
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  • Hemodynamics
  • Modeling
  • Ventricular physiology

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