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.
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.