Estimation of distributed arterial mechanical properties using a wave propagation model in a reverse way.

@article{Leguy2010EstimationOD,
  title={Estimation of distributed arterial mechanical properties using a wave propagation model in a reverse way.},
  author={C. A. D. Leguy and E. M. H. Bosboom and Hanneke Gelderblom and Arnold P. G. Hoeks and Frans N. van De Vosse},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={957-67}
}
To estimate arterial stiffness, different methods based either on distensibility, pulse wave velocity or a pressure-velocity loop, have been proposed. These methods can be employed to determine the arterial mechanical properties either locally or globally, e.g. averaged over an entire arterial segment. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a new method that estimates distributed arterial mechanical properties non-invasively. This new method is based on a wave propagation… CONTINUE READING