Methods of Assessing Large Vessel Pathophysiology

  • Rola Saouaf
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Numerous conditions predispose an individual to vascular disease, with its significant morbidity and mortality. Extensive research has tried to elucidate vascular pathophysiology, and the search for simple and reproducible methods to identify anatomy and pathophysiology continues. This chapter describes the various methods currently used to assess the circulatory system and identify disease in the macrovasculature.


Endothelial Function Pulse Wave Velocity Brachial Artery Pulsatility Index Reactive Hyperemia 
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