Steady State Heat Transfer in the Left Ventricle

  • B. H. Smaill
  • J. Douglas
  • P. J. Hunter
  • I. Anderson
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


Most of the recent literature concerned with the analysis of heat transfer in the heart has employed the model of thermal balance introduced by Pennes (1948). This has been referred to as the bio-heat transfer equation.


Heat Transfer Left Ventricle Myocardial Blood Flow Heat Production Coronary Circulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. H. Smaill
    • 1
  • J. Douglas
    • 1
  • P. J. Hunter
    • 1
  • I. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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