Arterial Reflections and Pressure Waveforms in Humans

  • Joseph P. Murgo
  • Nicolaas Westerhof


The character of the arterial pulse as palpated by the physician at the bedside, and laboratory counterpart measurements, such as pulse or pressure recordings, historically have been a critical part of the clinical evaluation of patients with cardiovascular disease. A fine review of the history of the nomenclature and interpretation of the arterial pulse, based on extensive studies of hemodynamics, has recently been provided by O’Rourke (1982).


Pulse Wave Velocity Input Impedance Valsalva Maneuver Characteristic Impedance Pressure Waveform 
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  • Joseph P. Murgo
  • Nicolaas Westerhof

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