Journal article

Measurement, Analysis and Interpretation of Pressure/Flow Waves in Blood Vessels

Jonathan P Mynard, Avinash Kondiboyina, Remi Kowalski, Michael MH Cheung, Joseph J Smolich

Frontiers in Physiology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

The optimal performance of the cardiovascular system, as well as the break-down of this performance with disease, both involve complex biomechanical interactions between the heart, conduit vascular networks and microvascular beds. 'Wave analysis' refers to a group of techniques that provide valuable insight into these interactions by scrutinizing the shape of blood pressure and flow/velocity waveforms. The aim of this review paper is to provide a comprehensive introduction to wave analysis, with a focus on key concepts and practical application rather than mathematical derivations. We begin with an overview of invasive and non-invasive measurement techniques that can be used to obtain the si..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

JM was supported by a co-funded R. D. Wright Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1143510) and Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (101866). The Heart Research Group was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program, RCH 1000 and Big W.