Stiffness of systemic arteries in patients with myocardial infarction. A noninvasive method to predict severity of coronary atherosclerosis.

@article{Hirai1989StiffnessOS,
  title={Stiffness of systemic arteries in patients with myocardial infarction. A noninvasive method to predict severity of coronary atherosclerosis.},
  author={Tadakazu Hirai and Shigetake Sasayama and Tomio Kawasaki and Syusuke Yagi},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={78-86}
}
The static elastic properties of arterial tree (abdominal aorta and common carotid artery) were studied in 19 normal subjects and in 49 patients with myocardial infarction with an ultrasonic phase-locked echo-tracking system that allows continuous transcutaneous measurement of the arterial diameter. The stiffness index beta, which represented the mechanical properties in the arterial wall, was calculated from the relation between systemic blood pressure and the diameter of the artery. Patients… CONTINUE READING