Is aortic impedance altered in dwarf mice?

Anilkumar K. Reddy, Thuy T. Pham, Lloyd H. Michael, George Taffet, Craig J. Hartley

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Abstract

Dwarf mouse (deficient in growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1) lives about 30% longer than wild type mice. However, very little is known about their cardiovascular physiology. We examined the aortic input impedance in dwarf mice and their wild-type littermates to evaluate any differences. Aortic impedance was determined using pressure and velocity signals which are independent of body size. Significant differences were observed in the body weight, aortic systolic, diastolic and mean pressures, and peak and mean aortic flow velocities. No differences were observed in impedance parameters of peripheral resistance, impedance at first harmonic, and characteristic impedance between the two groups. However, the impedance curve in the dwarf mice was higher at low frequency and decreased gradually with increasing frequencies but in the wild type mice the impedance curve oscillated around the characteristic impedance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages605-606
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780387406, 9780780387409
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 1 2005Sep 4 2005

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume7 VOLS
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/1/059/4/05

Keywords

  • Aortic flow velocity
  • Aortic impedance
  • Aortic pressure
  • Dwarf mouse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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