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Tanaka, Hiroshi
Mito, Akihisa
Hirano, Harutoyo
Nakamura, Ryuji
abstract
This paper proposes an algorithm for estimating the arterial viscosity using cuff pressures and pulse waves measured by an automatic oscillometric sphygmomanometer. A change in the arterial viscosity during the enclosed-zone flow-mediated dilation test is calculated as an index for evaluating the vascular endothelial function %η. In all, 43 individuals participated in this study. After the index %η was calculated, the accuracy of the index %η in distinguishing healthy subjects and subjects at a high risk of arteriosclerosis was tested via a receiving operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. The calculated %η for the healthy participants and those at a high risk of arteriosclerosis was 13.4 ± 55.1% and −32.7 ± 34.0% (mean ± S.D.), respectively. The area under the ROC curve was 0.77. Thus, it was concluded that the proposed method can be used to evaluate the vascular endothelial function.
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This research was partly supported by the Transportation Technology Development Promotion Competitive Funding Program from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Center of Innovation Program from Japan Science and Technology Agency.
journal title
Scientific Reports
volume
Volume 9
start page
2609
date of issued
2019-02-22
publisher
Nature Research
issn
2045-2322
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language
eng
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Journal Article
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Journal Articles
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Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
University Medical Hospital
Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine