Forward and Backward Pressure Waveform Morphology in Hypertension

  title={Forward and Backward Pressure Waveform Morphology in Hypertension},
  author={Ye Li and Haotian Gu and Henry Fok and Jordi Alastruey and Philip J. Chowienczyk},
  journal={Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)},
  pages={375 - 381}
We tested the hypothesis that increased pulse wave reflection and altered backward waveform morphology contribute to increased pulse pressure in subjects with higher pulse pressure compared with lower pulse pressure and to actions of vasoactive drugs to increase pulse pressure. We examined the relationship of backward to forward wave morphology in 158 subjects who were evaluated for hypertension (including some normotensive subjects) divided into 3 groups by central pulse pressure: group 1, 33… 

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