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A novel method for assessing arterial stiffness by a hydrostatic approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19964559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arterial stiffness is an important index for cardiovascular events. The objective of this study is to examine possible parameters related to arterial stiffness that can be estimated during simple arm movements. An experiment was conducted on 32 subjects divided into two groups, one with an age of 26+/-4 years old, and the other 61+/-9. The pulse transit time measured from electrocardiogram to finger photoplethysmogram (PPG) and the amplitude of PPG were calculated beat-to-beat for the subjects while they had their arms lowered. The results of the study showed that the ratio between percentage changes in PTT and finger height are significantly different for the two groups of subjects with different age and health conditions, indicating that parameters can be potentially extracted from this procedure to represent the difference in arterial stiffness of the two groups of subjects.
Authors:
Yinbo Liu; Carmen C Y Poon; Yuan-Ting Zhang; Gabriel W K Yip; Cheuk-Man Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1789-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Biomedical Engineering Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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