The Effect of Aging and Physical Activity on the Stabile Component of Arterial Distensibility

  • Andrew A. Fischer


Arterial distensibility can be expressed by pressure-volume (P-V) curves of the limb arteries. The P-V curves of an artery depend on two components:
  1. 1.

    The elastic properties of the arterial wall, which depend on its composition (i.e., on the relation of collagen to elastic fibers) (Roach and Burton, 1957).

  2. 2.

    The state of contraction of the musculature in the arterial wall (i.e., arterial tone) which can modify the P-V curve.



Arterial Wall Pulse Wave Velocity Transmural Pressure Seventh Decade Stabile Component 
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