A New Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Method for Measurements of Longitudinal Length Alteration of the Arterial Wall–First in vivo trial
We have recently shown that there is a previous unknown longitudinal movement present in the arterial wall. We aim now to investigate whether the longitudinal movement causes length alteration of the arterial wall. The objective of this paper was to describe a new non-invasive ultrasonic technique that measures the length alteration of arteries in human in-vivo. Results indicate that a significant length alteration is present in the common carotid artery.
Key wordsCarotid artery Vascular mechanics Arterial wall movements Vascular ultrasound
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