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Colloquium – Sebastian Acosta

Tuesday, October 27
4:00 PM
135 TMCB

Title: A Mathematical Model of Microcirculation and Applications to Cardiology

Abstract: We derive useful expressions for the macroscopic properties of microvascular networks. This work yields a model to describe the hemodynamics of capillary beds taking into account their multiscale nature, and the influence of blood volume and pressure on the effective properties. As a result, we obtain a simple and useful model to study hypotensive and hypertensive phenomena. We will discuss some applications to increase our understanding of the circulatory system under abnormal conditions.