Reflected pressure waves in the ascending aorta: effect of glyceryl trinitrate.

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Reflected pressure waves returning to the ascending aorta are an important contribution to aortic systolic pressure and thus the load on the left ventricle. The effect of glyceryl trinitrate on pressure wave reflections in the ascending aorta was studied using the transmission of arterial pressure between two high fidelity pressure transducers. Glyceryl… (More)

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@article{Fitchett1988ReflectedPW, title={Reflected pressure waves in the ascending aorta: effect of glyceryl trinitrate.}, author={David H Fitchett and Gerald J Simkus and Jacqueline Beaudry and D G Marpole}, journal={Cardiovascular research}, year={1988}, volume={22 7}, pages={494-500} }