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Name three important topics that relate to the oxygen supply of the heart.

oxygen content (blood and lung dependent)
oxygen extraction (maximized in coronary arteries)
coronary blood flow (determined by resistance and pressure diff)


How do you determine the O2 consumption of the myocardium?

simple estimates multiply the HR and peak blood pressure (double product)
a more exact method is calculating wall stress= (BP*LV radius)/ 2x wall thickness; this take into account chamber radius and wall thickness which make the measurement more accurate measure of after load


2. Describe how the heart's geometry acts as the heart pumps, how does it generate force?

unlike a muscle strip that generates force in a line, the heart functions as more of a spherical pump that generates tangental force in the walls to pump blood up and out of the chamber


2. How does the radius of the chamber effect its ability to generate force?

when generating force tangental to the desired vector, the closer to parallel your action is to the vector, the more efficient you will be at generating force


2. How does the wall thickness affect the chamber's ability to generate force?

increased thickness leads to less wall stress because there are more cardiomyocytes contributing to force generation, less stress on individual cells


2. Use an equation to describe O2 supply to the heart.

O2 supply ~ CBF * (O2% sat going into arterial- O2%sat coming out of the coronary sinus)


3. How do the flow and resistance (arterial, myocardial and epicardial) vary with the cardiac cycle?

flow into the osmium varies with the heart beat
epicardial resistance is assumed to be 0
myocardium resistance increases during systole
arterial resistance varies to match the O2 needs


3. How does systole and diastole effect blood flow in the right and left coronary arteries?

systole effects the the left coronary vessels more than the right because of the greater pressure generated by the left ventricle during pumping


Compare the resistance in the subendocardium and the epicardium.

note particularly that the subendocardium resistance is much greater than epicardial resistance and is at greater danger for ischemic damage


2. Heart rate is directly proportional to ____ _____

HR is proportional to O2 demand


2. What local factors work to adjust the arterial resistance in coronary auto regulation?

adenosine, prostaglandins, NO, endothelia, potassium, oxygen are all factors that signal greater required O2 flow (autoregulation occurs over a range)


4. Describe the concept of coronary flow reserve.

at a given pressure, it is the ability of the coronary arteries to vasodilator to modulate diameter and facilitate a favorable pressure


5. What is the impact of epicardial disease on coronary flow reserve?

as epicardial resistance increases with disease, arterial resistance adjusts to maintain appropriate flow and pressure, limiting the CFR. (degree of obstruction is directly related to the decrease in CFR)


Why is decreased CFR significant?

lower CFR limits peak supply, so lower CFR limits heart's ability to increase demand without ischemia (if stenosis gets tight enough, there will be ischemia at rest)