Figure 4.

Temporal curves of LV dimensions and stresses derived by solving the simultaneous equations. The parameters in Eq. (14) adopted are <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M65','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M65">View MathML</a> mons, <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M66','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M66">View MathML</a> and <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M67','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1752-0509/6/S3/S10/mathml/M67">View MathML</a> mons. (A) Temporal profile of the strainless radius on the external surface of LV; (B) The internal radius change with age; (C) Percentage change between deformed and free states. They are almost identical; (D) Wall thickness that has a 5.72% thickening from young to old mice; (E) Absolute value of negative spatial mean strain in radial direction; (F) Circumferential (or meridional) stress averaged across the wall.

Yang et al. BMC Systems Biology 2012 6(Suppl 3):S10   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-S3-S10