Blood flow and pressure in the giraffe carotid artery

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Abstract: 1. Carotid artery blood pressure and blood flow were measured and telemetered from wild giraffes ranging freely on the African plains. 2. The blood pressure ranged between 260/160 mm Hg when the animal...

Author(s): Robert L. Van Citters, William S. Kemper, and Dean L. Franklin
Year: 1968
Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Page Numbers: 1035-1042

Left Ventricular Morphology of the Giraffe Heart Examined by Stereological Methods

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Abstract: The giraffe heart has a relative mass similar to other mammals, but generates twice the blood pressure to overcome the gravitational challenge of perfusing the cerebral circulation. To provide insight...

Author(s): Kristine H. Østergaard, Ulrik T. Baandrup, Tobias Wang, Mads F. Bertelsen, Johnnie B. Andersen, Morten Smerup & Jens R. Nyengaard
Year: 2013
Journal: The Anatomical Record
Page Numbers: 611-621