Pulse Wave Velocity Predicts Cardiovascular Mortality

  title={Pulse Wave Velocity Predicts Cardiovascular Mortality},
  • Published 2005
to predict cardiovascular risk through measurements of arterial function allowing detection of atherosclerosis status before the occurrence of critical events.1–3 Arterial stiffness can be assessed noninvasively by measuring pulse wave velocity (PWV), and it is therefore possible that PWV measurements, as a marker of aortic stiffness, might help evaluation of individual risk of cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic and clinical studies have shown that increased aortic stiffness, determined by… CONTINUE READING