Mechanical stress of the arterial wall and hypertension

  • Stéphane Laurent
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 144)


The effects of mechanical stress on the arterial wall have extensively been described during the past decades and have been applied to the understanding of hypertension. However, in these studies, mechanical stress is most often referred to as steady stress and little work examined the effects of pulsatile stress or considered the variability of mechanical stress.


Shear Stress Wall Shear Stress Arterial Wall Common Carotid Artery Pulsatile Flow 
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