Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Simulation of the Frank-Starling Law of the Heart

Table 1

Equivalent quantities and arbitrary units in simulation of cardiovascular system.

Electronic circuitUnit(s)Cardiovascular systemUnit(s)

Voltage1 VPressure10 mm Hg
Ground potential
(reference for voltage measurements)
0 VAtmospheric pressure
(reference for pressure measurement)
0 mm Hg
Current1  A = 60  As/minBlood flow100 mL/s = 6000 mL/min
Resistance10 V/1  A = 10 M Resistance to flow100 mm Hg/100 mL/s = 1 U
Capacitance1  F = 1  As/1 VCapacitance100 mL/10 mm Hg
Charge1  AsVolume100 mL
Time1 sTime 1 s

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