Abstract Aims Carotid—femoral pulse wave velocity PWV , a direct measure of aortic stiffness, has become increasingly important for total cardiovascular CV risk estimation. Its application as a routine tool for clinical patient evaluation has been hampered by the absence of reference values. The aim of the present study is to establish reference and normal values for PWV based on a large European population. Methods and results We gathered data from 16 subjects and patients from 13 different centres across eight European countries, in which PWV and basic clinical parameters were measured. Prior to data pooling, PWV values were converted to a common standard using established conversion formulae.

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Bo Sramek, Ph. Hemodynamics is concerned with the forces generated by the heart and the resulting motion of blood through the cardiovascular system. We will be discussing here the systemic hemodynamics, dealing with interactive forces of pulmonary vasculature, the left heart and systemic vasculature. To a clinician, these forces demonstrate themselves as a pressure-flow relationships at the output node of the left heart. The interest in systemic hemodynamics is clear: On one hand, a significant majority of cardiovascular disorders and diseases is related to systemic hemodynamics. On the other hand, proper hemodynamic management, resulting in the normohemodynamic state and producing adequate perfusion of all organs, is attributable to improved outcomes, lower mortality rates and better quality of life.. TD technique has become a measurement base of what is being called the "hemodynamic parameters.



The rate of mean blood flow depends on both blood pressure and the resistance to flow presented by the blood vessels. Mean blood pressure decreases as the circulating blood moves away from the heart through arteries and capillaries due to viscous losses of energy. Mean blood pressure drops over the whole circulation, although most of the fall occurs along the small arteries and arterioles. Other major arteries have similar levels of blood pressure recordings indicating very low disparities among major arteries.


Arterial hemodynamics in human hypertension.

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