Smokers exhibit an altered Doppler analog waveform during peripheral arterial examination.

@article{Terenzi1995SmokersEA,
  title={Smokers exhibit an altered Doppler analog waveform during peripheral arterial examination.},
  author={Thomas Terenzi and Diane Gallagher and Ronald Edmond De Meersman},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={211-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify an analog waveform characteristic of smokers by Doppler sonography, which reflects their atherogenic state, and to determine if the presence of this aberrant waveform will increase the sensitivity of the ankle pressure index (API) peripheral Doppler examination. Also, to examine the relationship between pac-yr smoked and arterial compliance. DESIGN A cross-sectional design was used to examine the diastolic component of the triphasic arterial analog waveform. A comparison… CONTINUE READING