Comparison of Central Aortic and Peripheral Artery Pressure Curves.

Brachial artery and central aortic pressures were compared in 50 consecutive patients subjected to retrograde left heart catheterization in order to re-emphasize the fact that the two pressures are not necessarily identical. In 43 cases the systemic systolic pressure peaks exceeded those in the central aorta while in seven these pressures were equal. The… (More)