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A New Approach for Quantitative Evaluation of Coronary Capillaries in Longitudinal Sections

  • Karel Rakusan
  • Sanjay Batra
  • Marcia I. Heron
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 361)

Abstract

A better knowledge of oxygen transport to tissue requires accurate, reliable quantification and modelling of a tissue’s vascular supply. Understanding the geometry of the capillary network is of particular importance, since capillaries are the regions primarily involved in the exchange of oxygen between red blood cells and working muscle.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karel Rakusan
    • 1
  • Sanjay Batra
    • 1
  • Marcia I. Heron
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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