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Pulse wave velocity 24-hour monitoring with one-site measurements by oscillometry

Authors Posokhov I

Received 25 December 2012

Accepted for publication 19 January 2013

Published 19 February 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 11—15


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Igor N Posokhov

Hemodynamic Laboratory Ltd, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Abstract: This review describes issues for the estimation of pulse wave velocity (PWV) under ambulatory conditions using oscillometric systems. The difference between the principles of measuring the PWV by the standard method and by oscillometry is shown, and information on device validation studies is summarized. It was concluded that currently oscillometry is a method that is very convenient to use in the 24-hour monitoring of the PWV, is relatively accurate, and is reasonably comfortable for the patient. Several indices with the same principles as those in the analysis of blood pressure in ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure, namely the assessment of load, variability, and circadian rhythm, are proposed.

Keywords: pulse wave velocity, 24-hour monitoring, oscillometry

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