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Energetics of the time-varying elastance model, a visco-elastic model, matches Mommaerts' unifying concept of the Fenn effect of muscle.
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PMID:  2214136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is generally believed that the Fenn effect contradicts all visco-elastic models of muscle, including the new elastic body and the time-varying elastance models. Although it is clear that the new elastic body model can be discarded, the Fenn effect does not preclude the time-varying elastance model. Although no visco-elastic models can simulate the extra energy utilization for work above the level of the energy utilized for the maximal isometric contraction, the extra energy observed by Fenn is not generally observed, even in skeletal muscles. However, work-related extra energy utilization, above the isometric energy utilization at equivalent force (Mommaerts' unifying concept of the Fenn effect), is generally observed in both skeletal and cardiac muscles. This unifying concept of the Fenn effect in cardiac muscle can be simulated by a simple time-varying elastance model. This study demonstrates the essential difference in energetics between the new elastic body model and the time-varying elastance model.
H Suga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-02     Completed Date:  1990-11-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, National Cardiovascular Center, Research Institute, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Metabolism*
Isometric Contraction
Models, Cardiovascular*
Myocardial Contraction
Myocardium / metabolism*
Oxygen Consumption
Time Factors

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