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Title: Insight into the dicrotic notch in photoplethysmographic pulses from the finger tip of young adults
Authors: Shi, Ping
Hu, Sijung
Zheng, Jia
Qiu, Yihong
Cheang, Peck Yeng Sharon
Keywords: Photoplethysmography
Dicrotic notch
Contour analysis
Arterial stiffness
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Informa UK
Citation: SHI, P. ... et al., 2009. Insight into the dicrotic notch in photoplethysmographic pulses from the finger tip of young adults. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 31 (8), pp.628-633.
Abstract: This study aims to investigate arterial stiffness in selected young adults by non-invasively determining the characteristics of the photoplethysmographic dicrotic notch. A total of 15 volunteers participated in this study, divided into four groups by age and gender. Contour analysis was applied to analyse the photoplethysmographic dicrotic notch, including time-related and height-related parameters. The height of reflected wave, mirrored by the notch relative amplitude (NRA), was found to be significantly larger in the older group compared to the younger group (p = 0.016). The timing of the reflected wave, measured by three parameters, i.e. notch index (NI), notch latency (NL) and peak-to-notch latency (PTNL), significantly increased in the female group compared to the male group (all p < 0.02). The results confirm that arterial stiffness occurs in young adults, and demonstrate that a difference of arterial stiffness exists between young male and female. This study indicates that examining the characteristic notch of the PPG pulse could help in identifying differences of vascular activities.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.3109/03091900903150980
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22193
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/03091900903150980
ISSN: 0309-1902
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