Form and function, both matter

Abstract

The arteriosclerotic process has been mainly investigated with the pulse wave velocity (PWV) technique in hyperten-sive populations [1]. This ultrasound technique investigates aortic stiffness (carotid-aortic PWV), central pulse pressure and augmentation index, and carotid diameter and wall thickness. Yet, this method only provides us with information on a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12471-015-0686-5

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