What Is Windkessel Effect?

Windkessel effect (German: ‘air chamber’ but used as a slang for ‘elastic reservoir’) is an effect depicted by blood pooling in elastic reservoir of large elastic arteries of cardiovascular system.

Factors effecting

The Windkessel effect becomes diminished as the elastic arteries become less compliant by pathology, physiology or congenitally.

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