Gilmore, Bruce L.; Freis, Edward D.
May 1964
Angiology;May1964, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p210
Academic Journal
The configuration of the brachial arterial pulse wave was recorded in young and eldery atherosclerotic subjects using a water filled pickup capsule developed by the authors. At the time of maximum effect of inhaled amyl nitrite, the ratio of the height of incisura to peak systolic height was significantly lower in 25 young, normal subjects as compared to 25 elderly atherosclerotic subjects. The maximum heart rate attained following amyl nitrite inhalation also was significantly higher in the younger group. The test was easily performed and may provide a useful clinical indication of arterial changes associated with aging.


Related Articles

  • A Brief Journey into the History of the Arterial Pulse. Ghasemzadeh, Nima; Zafari, A. Maziar // Cardiology Research & Practice;2011, p1 

    Objective. This paper illustrates the evolution of our knowledge of the arterial pulse from ancient times to the present. Several techniques for arterial pulse evaluation throughout history are discussed. Methods. Using databases including Worldcat, Pubmed, and Emory University Libraries'...

  • Coarse Particles and Heart Rate Variability among Older Adults with Coronary Artery Disease in the Coachella Valley, California. Lipsett, Michael J.; Tsai, Feng C.; Roger, Linda; Woo, Mary; Ostro, Bart D. // Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug2006, Vol. 114 Issue 8, p1215 

    Alterations in cardiac autonomic control, assessed by changes in heart rate variability (HRV), provide one plausible mechanistic explanation for consistent associations between exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM) and increased risks of cardiovascular mortality. Decreased HRV has been...

  • Getting back to the center to see friends. Reppond, Mary // Malakoff News (TX);4/10/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 15, p3B 

    The article presents questions and answers related to older people including where can men or women over the age of 60 can find younger opposite sex, menopausal period of women and how to increase the heart rate of a 60-year old husband.

  • Pulse pressure and age at menopause. Luoto, Riitta; Sharrett, A. Richey; Eigenbrodt, Marsha; Arnett, Donna // BMC Women's Health;2002, Vol. 2, p6 

    Background: The objective of this study was to study the association of early age at menopause with pulse pressure (PP), a marker of arterial stiffness, and PP change. Methods: The effect of natural menopause was studied in 2484 women from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study who...

  • Use of statins in lower extremity artery disease: a review. Gargiulo, Giuseppe; Giugliano, Giuseppe; Brevetti, Linda; Sannino, Anna; Schiattarella, Gabriele Giacomo; Serino, Federica; Carbone, Andreina; Scudiero, Fernando; Ferrone, Marco; Corrado, Roberto; Izzo, Raffaele; Chiariotti, Lorenzo; Perrino, Cinzia; Amato, Bruno; Trimarco, Bruno; Esposito, Giovanni // BMC Surgery;2012, Vol. 12 Issue Suppl 1, p1 

    Background: Lower extremity artery disease (LE-PAD) is one of the most common manifestations of atherosclerosis, particularly in elderly patients, and it is related to a high cardiovascular risk. Description: It is well established that statin therapy is characterized by crucial benefits on...

  • The Effect of Wai Tan Kung on Autonomic Nervous Modulation in the Elderly. Wan-An Lu; Cheng-Deng Kuo // Journal of Biomedical Science;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p697 

    The decline in physical capacity in the elderly can be ameliorated by low-velocity, low-impact exercises. Wai tan kung (WTK), a traditional Taiwanese conditioning exercise, is suitable for older people. This study evaluated the effect of WTK on autonomic nervous modulation in the elderly. Twenty...

  • Effects of stress on health and aging: two paradoxes. Aldwin, Carolyn M.; Yancura, Loriena A. // California Agriculture;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p183 

    The article focuses on the implications of stress on health and age. It says that stress appear when there are situations related to threat, harm, loss or challenge, which increases heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. It adds that older adults are less stressed despite of chronic...

  • Effects of Shallow Water Aerobic Exercise Training on Arterial Stiffness and Pulse Wave Analysis in Older Individuals. Sherlock, Lori; Fournier, Sara; DeVallance, Evan; Kyuwan Lee; Carte, Stacee; Chantler, Paul // International Journal of Aquatic Research & Education;Nov2014, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p310 

    Arterial stiffening (AS) is characterized by the loss of the elasticity of arteries and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) mortality. We tested the hypothesis that shallow water aerobics can lower AS in older individuals with CV risk factors. Participants were randomized into...

  • Recruiting older patients with peripheral arterial disease: evaluating challenges and strategies. Brostow, Diana P.; Hirsch, Alan T.; Kurzer, Mindy S. // Patient Preference & Adherence;Aug2015, Vol. 9, p1121 

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a group of syndromes characterized by chronic and progressive atherosclerosis with a high burden of physical disability and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recruiting patients for clinical research is therefore challenging. In this article, we...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics