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https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.67.113
Measurement of the Amount of Blood Flow in the Coronary Artery by Using a Pulse Wave Analyzer
New Physics: Sae Mulli 2017; 67: 113~119
Published online January 31, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.67.113
© 2017 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Jong-Beom SONG1, Sang-Suk LEE*1, Won-Hyung LEE2, Seog-San HYEON3

1 Department of Oriental Biomedical Engineering, Sangji University, Wonju 26339, Korea
2 Department of Physics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, U.S.A.
3 IRUMEDI Ltd., Koyang 10442, Korea
Correspondence to: sslee@sangji.ac.kr
Received July 27, 2016; Revised August 8, 2016; Accepted August 8, 2016.
cc This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The method for analyzing the measured pulse waves of the left and the right carotid arterial pulse waves, electrocardiograms, phone cardiac sound waves, blood pressure in the brachial artery, and femoral arterial pulse waves is investigated by using the Coronyzer KH-3000 system, which was developed as a cardiac vascular vessel pulse analyzer. The main artery's internal pressure is derived under the condition that the value of the internal pressure of the aorta coincides with that of the coronary artery according to Pascal’s law. The blood flow through the coronary artery is specially analyzed by using a program for the pulse waves of the left and the right carotid arteries and the cuff systolic wave of the brachial artery and is derived by applying the main parameter index shown in the internal pressure curve for the aorta. The blood flow through coronary artery can be used for measuring the arteriosclerosis, which indicates the resistance to blood flow, the subject’s disability of blood flow, the compliance, and the stenosis status. 
PACS numbers: 87.19.uj, 87.19.Hh, 87.55.kh, 87.85.gf, 87.61.Hk
Keywords: Coronyzer KH-3000, Left and right carotid artery, Pulse wave, Internal pressure curve, Coronary arteriosclerosis


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