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Optical techniques in the assessment of peripheral arterial disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17266613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A variety of optical techniques have been developed over the years for experimental use in vascular disease, mainly for the assessment of lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Optical techniques have several advantages over more traditional experimental approaches. Photoplethysmograph (PPG) was one of the earliest methods used for this purpose; PPG satisfies many of the conditions for a non-invasive technique to estimate skin blood flow using infrared light, not only for research but also in clinical practice. PPG is a promising, safe and easy-to-use tool for diagnosis and early screening of various atherosclerotic pathologies and could be useful for regular GP-assessment or even self-monitoring of PAD at home or during individual physical exercises. This review discusses the application of PPG in the assessment of PAD.
Mohamad E Alnaeb; Nasser Alobaid; Alexander M Seifalian; Dimitri P Mikhailidis; George Hamilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current vascular pharmacology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1570-1611     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Vasc Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157208     Medline TA:  Curr Vasc Pharmacol     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Unit, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Early Diagnosis
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Photoplethysmography / instrumentation,  methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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