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The Arterial System and Blood Pressure

A overview of the physical factors that determine blood pressure, including the Windkessel effect, arterial compliance, and the effect of age. Respiratory pulse pressure variation is also discussed.

0:00 Introduction
1:10 Mean arterial pressure
3:06 The Windkessel effect
10:14 Determinants of SBP, DBP, and pulse pressure
16:51 Pulse pressure variation
22:29 Summary

Hypertension Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYojB5NEEakUE7iQbOInL95nq0FmualD7

For a deeper dive on using electric circuits to model the Windkessel effect of the cardiovascular system: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11517-008-0359-2

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