Age estimation based on a combined arteriosclerotic index

  title={Age estimation based on a combined arteriosclerotic index},
  author={Luk{\'a}{\vs} Horn{\'y} and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Ad{\'a}mek and Hynek Chlup and Rudolf Žitn{\'y}},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
This study introduces a new quantity, the combined arteriosclerotic index (CAI), which is defined as the ratio between the diameter and the longitudinal prestrain of an artery. The longitudinal prestrain has been adopted as the ratio between the in situ length and the excised length of the abdominal aorta, and is a measure of arterial elasticity. During ageing, arteriosclerosis is manifested by the loss of pretension and by enlargement of the diameter of the artery. CAI combines these two… CONTINUE READING


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