Pulse Waveform Analysis: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

Pulse Waveform Analysis: Is It Ready for Prime Time? Curr Hypertens Rep (2017) 19: 73 DOI 10.1007/s11906-017-0769-3 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT (J COCKCROFT, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 Bernhard Hametner & Siegfried Wassertheurer Published online: 11 August 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review Arterial pulse waveform analysis has a long tradition but has not pervaded medical routine yet. This Pulse waveform analysis has a long tradition dating back to review aims to answer the question whether the methodology ancient times, and the pulsatility of arterial pressure and flow is ready for prime time use. The current methodological con- has inspired health professionals and scientists since then [1]. sensus is assessed, existing technologies for waveform mea- Progress was made in the understanding of the human phys- surement and pulse wave analysis are discussed, and further iology as well as in the formulation of mathematical concepts needs for a widespread use are proposed. to describe fluid dynamics and wave transmission, linking Recent Findings A consensus document on the understanding these two together, developments in engineering lead to better and analysis of the pulse waveform was published recently. measurement techniques of arterial pressure and flow. Most Although still some discrepancies remain, the analysis using progress could http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Hypertension Reports Springer Journals

Pulse Waveform Analysis: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

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Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; Cardiology; Metabolic Diseases; Nephrology; Primary Care Medicine; General Practice / Family Medicine
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