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Noninvasive Detection of Arterial Occlusive Disease: a Theoretical and Model Study
Proceedings of the 11th Northeast Bioengineering Conference
  • Lauren I. Stratouly, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  • William W. Durgin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Frederick A. Anderson Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
  • H. Brownell Wheeler, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Publication Date
3-14-1985
Abstract
To develop a noninvasive method of detecting arterial occlusive disease, pulse waveforms were recorded at two locations on the lower extremities of young normal volunteers and patients with arteriographically confirmed arterial occlusive disease. Pulses were monitored using impedance plethysmography at the knee· and the iliac regions. The frequency spectra of the abnormal iliac waveforms contained 4-5 harmonics as compared to the 2-3 harmonics present in normals'. It was hypothesized that the occurrence of high frequencies resulted from pulse wave interactions with diseased portions of the vessel. This paper will present the results of a theoretical and experimental model developed to test this hypothesis.
Citation Information
Lauren I. Stratouly, William W. Durgin, Frederick A. Anderson Jr. and H. Brownell Wheeler. "Noninvasive Detection of Arterial Occlusive Disease: a Theoretical and Model Study" Proceedings of the 11th Northeast Bioengineering Conference (1985) p. 222 - 225
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wdurgin/60/