Noninvasive assessment of arterial stiffness by pulse wave analysis

  title={Noninvasive assessment of arterial stiffness by pulse wave analysis},
  author={Masashi Saito and Mami Matsukawa and Takashi Asada and Yoshiaki Watanabe},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control},
Pulse wave evaluation is an effective method for arteriosclerosis screening. The pulse wave comprises two displacement components, the incident wave ε<sub>i</sub>(t) and the reflected wave ε<sub>r</sub>(t). Because the amplitude of the reflected wave changes markedly with arterial stiffness, analysis of this wave is useful for evaluation of such stiffness. In this paper, a noninvasive method for extracting the reflected component from a pulse wave is proposed. First, the pulse wave ε<sub>i</sub… CONTINUE READING


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