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Arterial stiffness estimation based photoplethysmographic pulse wave analysis
Author(s): Matti Huotari; Kari Maatta; Juha Kostamovaara
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Paper Abstract

Arterial stiffness is one of the indices of vascular healthiness. It is based on pulse wave analysis. In the case we decompose the pulse waveform for the estimation and determination of arterial elasticity. Firstly, optically measured with photoplethysmograph and then investigating means by four lognormal pulse waveforms for which we can find very good fit between the original and summed decomposed pulse wave. Several studies have demonstrated that these kinds of measures predict cardiovascular events. While dynamic factors, e.g., arterial stiffness, depend on fixed structural features of the vascular wall. Arterial stiffness is estimated based on pulse wave decomposition analysis in the radial and tibial arteries. Elucidation of the precise relationship between endothelial function and vascular stiffness awaits still further study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760L (24 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871467
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Matti Huotari, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Kari Maatta, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Juha Kostamovaara, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7376:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Matti Kinnunen; Risto Myllylä, Editor(s)

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