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How to measure CASP
Invasive method 

This is direct measurement and has been considered as the most accurate method. To perform the measurement, a catheter must be inserted into the aortic root from brachial or femoral artery, which is obviously an invasive method and could result in complications.

Non-invasive method – BPro® + A-PULSE CASP®

HealthSTATS (HS) invented a device named BPro which is able to capture radial pressure waveforms. Furthermore, HS developed a proprietary formula, which was built in a commercial software A-PULSE CASP®, to derive CASP from the calibrated radial pressure waveform.

 

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Non-invasive method – A-PULSE CASPro® New Please refer to Product Section

Non-invasive method – A-PULSE CASPal® New Please refer to Product Section   

 

 

Central Aortic Systolic Pressure Clinical papers

1. Bryan Williams, Peter S. Lacy. Differential impact of blood pressure – Lowering drugs on Central Aortic Pressure and clinical Outcomes: Principal Results of the Conduit Artery Function Evaluation (CAFÉ) Study. America Hearts Association, Feb 13, 2006

2. Athanase D. Protogerou, Theodore G. Papaooannou. Central blood pressures: do we need them in the management of cardiovascular disease? Is it a feasible therapeutic target? Journal of Hypertension, 2007

3. Mary J. Roman, Richard B. Devereux. Central Pressure More Strongly Relates to Vascular Disease and Outcome Than Does Brachial Pressure: The String Heart Study. Hypertension 2007. 

4. Bryan Williams, Peter S. Lacy. Central aortic pressure and clinical outcomes. Journal of Hypertension 2009.

     

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