The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of hypertension on small artery
structure by extending the instrumentation which is available for optical analysis of
vessels in-vitro. Conventionally, arterial vessels are pressurised in a perfusion
myograph and are analysed by video microscopy. A key objective of this research is
to enable the examination of vessels by absorption spectroscopy. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Institute of Standard and
Research for Industries, Malaysia. Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Malaysia.