Serial changes of pulse wave velocity and correlations with hemodynamic parameters during general anesthesia.


BACKGROUND Increased pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a marker of increased arterial stiffness and is correlated with cardiovascular mortality and mortality of all causes in the elderly and in patients with essential hypertension and type 2 diabetes. There is also a positive correlation between PWV and arterial blood pressure. The changes of PWV in response to… (More)


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