Cardiology Research and Practice / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Vascular Stiffness and Increased Pulse Pressure in the Aging Cardiovascular System

Figure 1

This figures illustrates the composition of the arterial pressure waveform from a combination of a forward pressure wave created by ventricular contraction and a reflected wave. MAP: mean arterial pressure; SBP: systolic blood pressure (see [13]).