How should we check for arterial elasticity and stiffness?

How should we check for arterial elasticity and stiffness?

In this video, Dr. RR Kasliwal, Chairman - Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - the Medicity, will talk on arterial elasticity and stiffness in this video. He tells us that by echocardiography the arterial elasticity and stiffness is checked. Also, he will talk on pulse wave velocity as it is the marker of arterial stiffness. It should be less than 12 meters/sec and if it is more than that it is termed as arterial stiffness. The importance of this test is to detect the arteries are growing thicker and blocked by fatty substances.

Dr. RR Kasliwal

D.M. (Cardiology) AIIMS, New Delhi in 1979, M.D. (General Medicine) SMS Medical College, Jaipur in 1976, M.B.B.S. SMS Medical College, Jaipur in 1973. Awards & Accomplishments: Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology by the President of India, 2008. Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Community Cardiology by Rana Pratap Sewa Samiti, 2008. Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Preventive Cardiology by Health Minister of Nepal, 2008. DMA Distinguished Service Award, 2008. Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Cardiology at World Congress on Clinical & Preventive Geriatrics Cardiology. Dr B C Roy National Award, Best Talent for encouraging development of specialties within Medicine, 2004.

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