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Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-08-28
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Pulse wave velocity — reference range and usage

Andrzej Molisz, Małgorzata Faściszewska, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Janusz Siebert
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0048
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):268-274.

open access

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-08-28

Abstract

There are numerous risk markers for cardiovascular diseases. Still new biomarkers describing condition and risk for both healthy patients and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases CVD are searched. One of these new indices is pulse wave velocity (PWV) measured by applanation tonometry. Although introduced long time ago, only in 2010 reference values where published as a result of a multicenter project called Reference Values for Arterial Stiffness Collaboration. For widespread acceptation of these values further investigation regarding if the correct values should be determined concerning age, mean blood pressure (MBP), grid percentiles or strict border values is needed. It remains uncertain if PWV will be a new independent biomarker of cardiovascular risk.

Abstract

There are numerous risk markers for cardiovascular diseases. Still new biomarkers describing condition and risk for both healthy patients and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases CVD are searched. One of these new indices is pulse wave velocity (PWV) measured by applanation tonometry. Although introduced long time ago, only in 2010 reference values where published as a result of a multicenter project called Reference Values for Arterial Stiffness Collaboration. For widespread acceptation of these values further investigation regarding if the correct values should be determined concerning age, mean blood pressure (MBP), grid percentiles or strict border values is needed. It remains uncertain if PWV will be a new independent biomarker of cardiovascular risk.

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Keywords

pulse wave velocity, pulse wave analysis, applanation tonometry, reference values, vascular stiffness

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Title

Pulse wave velocity — reference range and usage

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)

Pages

268-274

Published online

2015-08-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0048

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):268-274.

Keywords

pulse wave velocity
pulse wave analysis
applanation tonometry
reference values
vascular stiffness

Authors

Andrzej Molisz
Małgorzata Faściszewska
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Janusz Siebert

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