Myocardial Oxygen Pressure: Mirror of Oxygen Supply

  • S. Schuchhardt
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 191)


The supply of oxygen to the tissues of warm-blooded animals follows a common underlying principle. Within it, each organ has its own particular properties. This has just been shown very impressively for the brain by Leniger-Follert (this volume). The heart, also, has its special aspects of oxygen supply: periodic interruption of blood flow due to the heart action, low oxygen content in the coronary veins, continuous changes in the oxygen requirements and so on.


Oxygen Pressure Coronary Flow Coronary Blood Flow Needle Electrode Beating Heart 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Schuchhardt
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  1. 1.Institut für PhysiologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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