CAVI (Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index)

Company : Fukuda Denshi USA Inc

CAVI is an index reflecting the stiffness of the artery from the heart to ankles. As arteriosclerosis progresses, the CAVI value becomes higher. It is known that lowered extensibility of the aorta causes onset of heart disease and is a factor determining the prognosis. Thus, CAVI is useful for earlier diagnosis and care. CAVI is calculated based on the stiffness parameter β which is measured by carotid echography or the like and is not affected by blood pressure. Thus, it represents the natural vascular stiffness.

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Last Updated : 11/09/2012

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