Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paper published in Physiol Meas

Model studies of large artery flow often employ flow waveforms measured from normal, young adults, such as Holdsworth et al.'s widely-used common carotid artery waveform. As the title of our new paper makes clear, in "Characterization of volumetric flow rate waveforms at the carotid bifurcations of older adults" we provide a more age-appropriate set of waveforms for model studies of older adults, as part of our work on the VALIDATE study of factors in vascular aging. In addition to lots of descriptive statistics (thanks to a sample size of nearly 100), we note some interesting trends with age and, thanks to the comments of one reviewer, sex (not gender, which apparently means something else altogether).

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