TITLE

Toe Pulse Wave Analysis in Obliterating Atherosclerosis

AUTHOR(S)
Oliva, I.; Roztoĉil, K.
PUB. DATE
September 1983
SOURCE
Angiology;Sep1983, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p610
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Photoplethysmographic measurements were carried out in 61 limbs with angiographically documented obliterating atherosclerosis (OA) and in 72 limbs without OA. The distance F was measured between the ascending and descending limbs of the pulse wave at the border of the upper and middle thirds of the amplitude. To standardize the measurements the P value was divided by the length L of the pulse wave (P/L ratio). Using 95% confidence limit in the group of healthy young individuals, 80.8% of the lower limbs with obliterating atherosclerosis without occlusion (OAWO) and 100% of those with complete occlusion (OAWCO) were revealed. In the group of healthy individuals (average age 50 years), 69.8% of lower limbs with OAWO and 100% of those with OAWCO were found. This method showed the higher number of detected OAWO when compared with peripheral systolic pressure measurements.
ACCESSION #
16389255

 

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