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The relationship between aortic distensibility and the diastolic functions shows the functional result of the compliance in the athlete (20, 21).
Among the patients measured, those with higher total plaque levels also had a lower mean distensibility measurement indicating their vessels were far less elastic than those with less plaque burden.
The combined loss of distensibility in both the systemic arteries and the heart can critically limit the reserve capacity of the cardiovascular system resulting in exertional fatigue and dyspnea," notes David A.
Arterial distensibility, as determined by carotid--femoral pulse wave velocity, in Wegener's granulomatosis.
Due to the distensibility of the anterior abdominal wall and the large volume of the abdominal cavity, uterine fibroid can grow into extremely large sizes.
Previous work has shown that hypertension decreases aortic strain and distensibility and increases aortic stiffness and that there is an association between aortic stiffness and diastolic dysfunction (22).
For example, oscillometers measure arterial distensibility, an important measure because stiff arteries tend to occlude and limit nutrient delivery.
Researchers have developed an automated device for measuring brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), which shows a good correlation with aortic PWV, by evaluating the distensibility of brachial and tibial arteries (Sugawara et al.