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Dynamic behaviour of the common femoral artery: age and gender of minor importance

Rydén Ahlgren, Åsa LU ; åstrand, Håkan; Sandgren, Thomas; Vernersson, Einar LU ; Sonesson, Björn LU and Länne, Torste (2001) In Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 27(2). p.181-188
Abstract
The distensibility of elastic arteries has been extensively studied, while studies of muscular arteries are sparse. The influences of age and gender on the mechanical properties of the common femoral artery (CFA) were studied. The pulsatile diameter changes of the CFA were noninvasively measured using echo-tracking sonography in 173 healthy volunteers (95 females, 78 males, range 7-81 years). In combination with blood pressure measurements, stiffness (beta) and pressure strain elastic modulus (Ep) were calculated. Neither beta nor Ep was related to age or gender and a considerable interindividual variation was present. The CFA diameter increased with age. In conclusion, the distensibility of this muscular artery is not clearly affected by... (More)
The distensibility of elastic arteries has been extensively studied, while studies of muscular arteries are sparse. The influences of age and gender on the mechanical properties of the common femoral artery (CFA) were studied. The pulsatile diameter changes of the CFA were noninvasively measured using echo-tracking sonography in 173 healthy volunteers (95 females, 78 males, range 7-81 years). In combination with blood pressure measurements, stiffness (beta) and pressure strain elastic modulus (Ep) were calculated. Neither beta nor Ep was related to age or gender and a considerable interindividual variation was present. The CFA diameter increased with age. In conclusion, the distensibility of this muscular artery is not clearly affected by age or gender, although the diameter increases with age. This indicates remodelling of the arterial wall and an impact of vascular smooth muscles on long-term wall mechanics. Thus, there appear to be fundamental differences in the dynamic behaviour of the common femoral artery when compared to elastic arteries, such as the aorta and the common carotid artery. (Less)
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Femoral artery, Ageing, Gender, Ultrasound, Mechanical properties, Stiffness, Elastic modulus
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Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
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181 - 188
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10.1016/S0301-5629(00)00339-2
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  abstract     = {The distensibility of elastic arteries has been extensively studied, while studies of muscular arteries are sparse. The influences of age and gender on the mechanical properties of the common femoral artery (CFA) were studied. The pulsatile diameter changes of the CFA were noninvasively measured using echo-tracking sonography in 173 healthy volunteers (95 females, 78 males, range 7-81 years). In combination with blood pressure measurements, stiffness (beta) and pressure strain elastic modulus (Ep) were calculated. Neither beta nor Ep was related to age or gender and a considerable interindividual variation was present. The CFA diameter increased with age. In conclusion, the distensibility of this muscular artery is not clearly affected by age or gender, although the diameter increases with age. This indicates remodelling of the arterial wall and an impact of vascular smooth muscles on long-term wall mechanics. Thus, there appear to be fundamental differences in the dynamic behaviour of the common femoral artery when compared to elastic arteries, such as the aorta and the common carotid artery.},
  author       = {Rydén Ahlgren, Åsa and åstrand, Håkan and Sandgren, Thomas and Vernersson, Einar and Sonesson, Björn and Länne, Torste},
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  keyword      = {Femoral artery,Ageing,Gender,Ultrasound,Mechanical properties,Stiffness,Elastic modulus},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {181--188},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology},
  title        = {Dynamic behaviour of the common femoral artery: age and gender of minor importance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-5629(00)00339-2},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2001},
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