Using magnetic resonance imaging measurements for the determination of local wave speed and arrival time of reflected waves in human ascending aorta.
Li Y., Borlotti A., Hickson SS., McEniery CM., Wilkinson IB., Khir AW.
Wave speed is one of the key factors describing wave propagation in arteries . Local wave speed is directly related to the arterial wall properties . With aging, arterial wave speed increases due to the stiffening of arterial wall, and also related to arterial disease.