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Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV)

Purpose:

To measure a patient's pulse wave velocity (PWV).

Specialty:

Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

I25, I70, I71, I72, I73

Description:

Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a noninvasive method of estimating arterial stiffness. Patients with increased arterial stiffness are at risk for coronary artery disease and other manifestations of atherosclerosis.

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