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Central arterial pulse waveform acquisition with a portable pen-like optical fiber sensor

Leitão, C. Leitão ; Antunes, P. ; André, P.S ; Pinto, J. L. ; Mesquita Bastos, J. A. M.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Vol. 20, Nº 1, pp. 43 - 46, February, 2015.

ISSN (print): 1359-5237
ISSN (online): 1473-5725

Journal Impact Factor: 1,179 (in 2013)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000079

Abstract
Pulse waveform features related to cardiovascular pathologies and arterial stiffness have been extensively studied, and optical fiber sensors have been studied with an aim to simplify the pulse waveform
acquisition in the carotid artery. In this paper, a novel optical fiber sensor to record pulse waveform in the carotid artery has been proposed.