Common carotid artery diameter, blood flow velocity and wave intensity responses at rest and during exercise in young healthy humans: a reproducibility study

Pomella, Nicola, Wilhelm, Eurico Nestor, Kolyva, Christina, González-Alonso, José, Rakobowchuk, Mark and Khir, Ashraf W. (2017) Common carotid artery diameter, blood flow velocity and wave intensity responses at rest and during exercise in young healthy humans: a reproducibility study. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 43 (5). pp. 943-957. ISSN 0301-5629

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of non-invasive, ultrasound-derived wave intensity (WI) in humans at the common carotid artery. Common carotid artery diameter and blood velocity of 12 healthy young participants were recorded at rest and during mild cycling, to assess peak diameter, change in diameter, peak velocity, change in velocity, time derivatives, non-invasive wave speed and WI. Diameter, velocity and WI parameters were fairly reproducible. Diameter variables exhibited higher reproducibility than corresponding velocity variables (intra-class correlation coefficient [ICC] = 0.79 vs. 0.73) and lower dispersion (coefficient of variation [CV] = 5% vs. 9%). Wave speed had fair reproducibility (ICC = 0.6, CV = 16%). WI energy variables exhibited higher reproducibility than corresponding peaks (ICC = 0.78 vs. 0.74) and lower dispersion (CV = 16% vs. 18%). The majority of variables had higher ICCs and lower CVs during exercise. We conclude that non-invasive WI analysis is reliable both at rest and during exercise.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences > Biophysics and Bioengineering group
Item ID: 24082
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Depositing User: Christina Kolyva
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 15:10
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24082

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