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Left ventricular remodeling and aortic distensibility in elite power athletes.
Stefanadis C, Stratos C, Boudoulas H, Kourouklis C, Toutouzas P Distensibility of the ascending aorta: comparison of invasive and non-invasive techniques in healthy men and in men with coronary artery disease.
Patients in the study underwent both EBCT scanning to measure coronary plaque deposits and DynaPulse system testing to measure distensibility.
Acute effects of oral melatonin administration on arterial distensibility, as determined by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, in healthy young men.
Right ventricular systolic function index TAPSE was significantly correlated with right ventricular Em/Am ratio, ESR, CRP, AOST, aortic distensibility, FS% and Vp (p<0.
crosslinking of matrix proteins appears to impair normal functioning of contractile organs, such as blood vessels and cardiac muscle, which are dependent on flexibility and distensibility for normal function.
Nowadays, this technique is preferred to understand the physiopathology of arterial stiffness and distensibility rather than using it as a measurement technique in clinical practice.
Diastolic dysfunction refers to abnormal mechanical properties of the myocardium including abnormal left ventricular (LV) diastolic distensibility (chamber stiffness), impaired filling, and slow or delayed relaxation regardless of the systolic performance and patient's symptoms (1).
Axial prestretch and circumferential distensibility in biomechanics of abdominal aorta, Biomech Model Mech, 13: 783-799.
Fibrosis usually extends into the periurethral corpus spongiosum, causing spongiofibrosis and resulting in urine obstruction and the loss of distensibility of the urethra.
32) Some patients have smooth, long-segment narrowing or diffuse loss of distensibility of the entire thoracic esophagus (without a discrete stricture), producing a so-called small-caliber esophagus (Figure 16A).
Abnormal left ventricular mass and aortic distensibility in pediatric dialysis patients.