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Influence of ventricular ejection on the relationship between central aortic and brachial pressure pulse in man

Michael F. O'Rourke
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cvr/4.3.291 291-300 First published online: 1 July 1970

Author's synopsis

Pressure waves were recorded simultaneously in the aortic arch and brachial artery of 32 patients during diagnostic catheterization. Use of harmonic analysis enabled cardiac and vascular factors determining pulse contour to be distinguished. Differences in ventricular ejection were the most important cause of differences in the relationship of the brachial to the aortic pulse.

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