TITLE

Noninvasive Method for Measurement of Elasticity in Aortic Wall Using Cineradiography

AUTHOR(S)
Sugahara, Tetuo
PUB. DATE
July 1988
SOURCE
Angiology;Jul1988 Part 1, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p572
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Elasticity in the aortic wall was determined noninvasively by measuring the maximal and minimal external diameter of the pulsing thoracic aorta by use of cineradiography in combination with esophagography. Pulse wave velocity and the cross-sectional area were calculated from these values, and their relationship to aging and arteriosclerotic disease were evaluated. The changes of pulse wave velocity and cross-sectional area obtained by this method represent quantitatively the degrees of arteriosclerotic change and aging of the aortic wall.
ACCESSION #
16474685

 

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