npsm 새물리 New Physics : Sae Mulli

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Research Paper

New Physics: Sae Mulli 2017; 67: 1151-1156

Published online September 29, 2017

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Characteristics of the Systolic Time of Right- and Left-Hander's Wrist Radial Artery Pulse Wave and Blood Pressure Obtained by Using Continuous Measurements

Dong Jin LEE1,2, Su-Hee KIM3, Jae-Han JEONG3, Jong-Ok JI1,4, Sang-Suk LEE*1,3

1 Department of Oriental-Western Biomedical Engineering, Sangji University, Wonju 26339, Korea 
2 Department of Medical Device, Daejeon Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 35408, Korea
3 Department of Oriental Biomedical Engineering, Sangi University, Wonju 26339, Korea
4 Goodpl Inc., Wonju 26365, Korea


Received: July 17, 2017; Revised: August 2, 2017; Accepted: August 2, 2017

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The property of the systolic time (S.time) for the radial artery pulse wave with an enhancement of the brachial systolic blood pressure (SBP) was investigated by using continuous pulse measurements on four clinical participants. A comparison analysis of the pulse waveforms showed that the SBP and the S.time intimated a relation with the blood vessel’s compliance, contrary to the concept of one’s elasticity. In the case of a right hander, the S.time of the left pulse was always longer than that of the right pulse, and the right SBP was lower than the left SBP. In the case of a left hander, the S.time of the left pulse was always shorter than that of the right pulse. In the case of ambidexterity, the SBP and the S.time of the left hand and the right hand were opposite to each other, and no relation between the two was recognized.

Keywords: Radial artery pulse wave, Clip-type pulsimeter, Systolic blood pressure (SBP), Systolic peak time (S.time), Clinical Participant