Distal shift of arterial pressure wave reflection sites with aging.

@article{Sugawara2010DistalSO,
  title={Distal shift of arterial pressure wave reflection sites with aging.},
  author={Jun Sugawara and Koichiro D. Hayashi and Hirofumi Tanaka},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={920-5}
}
An early return of reflected waves, the backward propagation of the arterial pressure wave from the periphery to the heart, is associated with the augmentation of central pulse pressure and cardiovascular risks. The locations of arterial pressure wave reflection, along with arterial stiffening, have a major influence on the timing of the reflected wave. To determine the influence of aging on the location of a major reflection site, arterial length (via 3D artery tracing of MRI) and central… CONTINUE READING