The private medical cardiological practice
in the Center of Düsseldorf
Pulse wave velocity
Cardiovascular disease deaths are closely related to changes in arterial vessel walls, which increase in the advancing age.
The vascular elasticity varies with age and the degree of atherosclerosis.
The investigation of arterial properties is in cardiovascular preventive medicine increasingly important.
There are two parameters determined for the measurement of vascular elasticity:
the pulse wave velocity and augmentation index.
With special calculations, changes about an existing atherosclerosis and endothelial (inner lining of the vessels) can be detected.
This enables to determine the biological vessel age. Drug therapy can be optimized. The measurement is painless and takes only a short time.
Dr. med. Danny T. Nguyen
phones: 0049 (211) 830 850 50
fax: 0049 (211) 830 850 52
Mo, Tu and Th: 08:00 - 18:00
We and Fr: 08:00 - 12:00
and by appointment