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In the trail of a fiber Bragg grating sensor to assess the central arterial pressure wave profile
Author(s): Cátia Leitão; Paulo Antunes; José M. Bastos; Paulo André; João L. Pinto
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Paper Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the primary causes of death in the world. Hemodynamics is the study of the blood propagation and the physics aspects concerned to it, relating pressure, flow and resistance. One of the most important topics on hemodynamics is the evaluation of arterial wave reflections. Recently this physical parameter of the pressure wave propagation through the arterial tree was considered as a novel strong risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Arterial pressure reflections can be quantified by central pressure profile analysis. In this work we study in the trial of an optical fibre Bragg grating based sensor of assess the central pressure profile, with the goal of to achieve a superior sensitivity, with a better signal quality than electromechanical probes, measured directly in the carotid artery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87941C (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026029
Show Author Affiliations
Cátia Leitão, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Paulo Antunes, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
José M. Bastos, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo André, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
João L. Pinto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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