Anybody want to model "reflux" in the circulatory system? Physical model or computer pipe model!
My wife just had an amazing success when we went down to Newport Beach, California to get venoplasty to relieve many of her symptoms following a stroke. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZfQ01RnN-8Ip5lUz0HrNWzN
We pay for national medical insurance in Canada and this treatment is not covered. (Even though it clearly works, ) One road block is that an expert doctor here could not find any evidence of reflux in blood flow to or from the brain. (Some MS patients have damaged valves in their neck veins). Now, given that each heart beat raises blood pressure from 1.5 psi to 2.3 psi about once every second and that valves are actuated by the blood flowing backwards, I find the "expert doctor's" results impossible to believe. I am not totally without knowlege in that area either because I made a low pressure airlift pump this year that has a much higher lift submergence ratio than the normal ones. (The airlift in a bucket one). I was told that the maximum lift to submergence in these things was probably not much more that 10 to 1 but I managed to get over 20 to 1 lift to submergence primarly by reducing reflux. Also, I observed that the effects of this reflux can extend conciderable distances from the "valve" itself and are different in small tubes than in big tubes. Therefore it is possible (Likely even) that a damaged valve in a persons jugular will have its primary effect in a capallery somewhere in the brain up to a foot away from the damaged valve. So if someone made this model, I think it is likely that they can contribute to the rapid advancement of medical science! Brian White