Pulse wave patterns in patent ductus arteriosus.

Pulse wave patterns were analysed in 10 term and 10 preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and in 2 matched control groups. A non-invasive technique was used to record the pulse waves from the axillary artery. The pulsatile ratio was calculated as the quotient between the amplitude of the incisural notch and the peak of the pulse wave above the… (More)