Non-invasive assessment of arterial stiffness in appropriate-for-gestational age newborn infants.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Quantitative information about the elastic properties of the large arteries can be obtained by determination of the pressure and the pulsatile changes of arterial diameter. OBJECTIVE To study the stiffness of major branches (common carotid artery; CCA, abdominal aorta; AA and femoral artery; FA) in newborn infants. STUDY DESIGN The arterial… (More)

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