In recent years, emphasis has been placed on the role of arterial stiffness in cardiovascular (CV) disease progression. Arterial stiffness is the major cause of heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke and the assessment of arterial stiffness is increasingly used for assessing CV risk and predicting CV outcomes. In contrast to systemic arterial stiffness, which can only be estimated from models of the circulation, regional and local arterial stiffness can be measured directly and noninvasively between various sites along the arterial tree.
Bioclinica offers a range of non-invasive clinic based and ambulatory central recording methodologies including:
- Pulse wave analysis
- Central aortic systolic pressure (CASP)
- 24-hour central aortic systolic pressure (24-hour CASP)
- Pulse wave velocity