Artery Research

Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2008, Pages 51 - 59

Waves in arteries: A review of wave intensity analysis in the systemic and coronary circulations

Authors
Alun D. Hughes*, Kim H. Parker, Justin E. Davies
International Centre for Circulatory Health, NHLI Division, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Paddington, London W2 1LA, UK
*Corresponding author. Clinical Pharmacology, St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK. Tel.: +44 0 207 886 6562; fax: +44 0 207 886 6145. E-mail address: a.hughes@imperial.ac.uk (A.D. Hughes).
Corresponding Author
Alun D. Hughes
Received 22 September 2007, Revised 11 February 2008, Accepted 11 February 2008, Available Online 2 April 2008.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2008.02.002How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Waves; Pressure waveform; Hemodynamics; Circulation; Aorta; Coronary artery
Abstract

The intermittent ejection of blood by the ventricle results in pulsatile pressure and flow waveforms in the circulation. Understanding and characterizing this pulsatile behaviour is attracting increasing clinical interest, as it may have important implications for risk prediction and the mechanisms of action of therapeutic agents. This review focuses on the theory and use of wave intensity analysis to analyse pulsatile waveforms in the arterial circulation with particular reference to the coronary circulation.

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© 2008 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
2 - 2
Pages
51 - 59
Publication Date
2008/04/02
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2008.02.002How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2008 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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