Measurement of pulse wave velocity

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Comparison of measurement technique for pulse wave velocity



  • Contact name

    Philip Chowienczyk

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    King's College London

  • Research summary

    Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a measure of arterial stiffness endorsed by joint societies for the assessment of cardiovascular risk The conventional measurement involves the application of a sensor at the neck and femoral artery to estimate the time delay between the pulse arriving at carotid and femoral arteries. We wish to compare alternative methods for detecting the pulse and processing the captured waveforms to calculate this time delay.

  • REC name

    London - London Bridge Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    3 Jul 2013

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion