Lumped Parameter Modeling of the Increased Hydraulic Resistance in Hypertension

  • P. M. Hutchins
  • V. L. Roddick
  • J. W. Dusseau


Established hypertension is characterized by an elevated hydraulic resistance to blood flow through the organs of the body. The lack of understanding concerning the pathogenesis of essential hypertension may be due largely to the simplistic techniques utilized in analyzing vascular resistance. The inability to separate resistance into its constituent parts is of particular importance in this regard.


Hydraulic Resistance Structural Resistance Lump Parameter Modeling Poiseuille Equation Small Arteriole 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Hutchins
    • 1
  • V. L. Roddick
    • 1
  • J. W. Dusseau
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Biomedical Engineering Physiology and PharmacologyBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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