Artery Research

Volume 27, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 20 - 24

Hemodynamic Data Analysis and Site of Measurement in Children and Adolescents

Authors
Mirjam Močnik*, ORCID, Nataša Marčun Varda
Department of Paediatrics, University Medical Centre Maribor, Ljubljanska ulica 5, Maribor 2000, Slovenia
*Corresponding author. Email: mirjammocnik91@gmail.com
Corresponding Author
Mirjam Močnik
Received 15 June 2020, Accepted 30 October 2020, Available Online 9 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.201102.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Pulse wave velocity, pulse wave analysis, site of measurement, children
Abstract

Pulse wave velocity is a method of functional vascular evaluation. The gold standard is the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity measurement. However, the software allows measurement among radial, carotid and femoral artery. The goal of our prospective pilot study was to compare pulse wave velocity measurement among different arteries, not only carotid-femoral, in children and adolescents to find out, if the measurement can be performed in a simplified version with comparable results which would be especially important in younger children. Pulse wave velocity was measured in three different ways: carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in lying position, carotid-radial pulse wave velocity in lying position and carotid-radial pulse wave velocity in sitting position. Additionally, central hemodynamic data were collected. There was statistically significant difference between: carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity and carotid-radial pulse wave velocity in lying position and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity and carotid-radial pulse wave velocity in sitting position (p < 0.0001 for both). There was no significant difference between carotid-radial pulse wave velocity in lying or sitting position (p = 0.158). Analysis of central hemodynamic data showed statistically significant differences between subendocardial viability ratio (p = 0.001), end systolic pressure (p = 0.001) and central diastolic pressure (p = 0.001) when central hemodynamic data of carotid-radial measurements lying and sitting were compared, but there were no differences when the same parameters were compared between hemodynamic data of both lying positions, except for subendocardial viability ratio. The site of measurement significantly affects pulse wave velocity and can not be interchangeable. On the contrary, the position of the child does not affect pulse wave velocity, but could be important in hemodynamic data analysis.

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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
27 - 1
Pages
20 - 24
Publication Date
2020/11
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.201102.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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