Pulse Wave Analysis by Applanation Tonometry for the Measure
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In recent years, emphasis has been placed on the role of arterial stiffness in the development of cardiovascular disease. There is a multitude of available methods, but important questions remain as to the choice of method, utility of various arterial indices and their clinical implications. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is generally considered the most precise way to estimate, non-invasively, arterial stiffness in humans. Indeed, a wide range of studies have shown that high PWV values are associated with increased arterial stiffness and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Pulse Wave Analysis (PWA) is another modality evaluating arterial function, which is less time consuming and technically easier than PWV. Central aortic haemodynamic parameters derived by PWA include pulse pressure (PP), augmentation pressure (AP) and augmentation index (AI75), which have been reported to be reliable markers for estimating arterial stiffness. In addition, AI75 and AP have been proposed as independent risk factors for atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Despite the evidence supporting the reliability of both PWV and PWA, there are not enough data regarding their possible correlation with each other and with other established cardiovascular risk factors. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association between PWV and PWA-derived measurements of PP, AI75 and AP in healthy male and female individuals.....

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