Table 2: Biomechanical parameters.

Compliance (10−3 mm/mmHg)Viscosity (mmHg s/mm)Inertia (10−2 mmHg s2/mm)

Carotid artery1.79 ± 0.0526.84 ± 1.1720.77 ± 1.86
Ascending aorta38.20 ± 4.37a1.30 ± 0.40a1.25 ± 0.57a
Descending aorta7.54 ± 0.49a,b5.71 ± 0.89a,b6.57 ± 1.64a

a with respect to carotid artery.
b with respect to ascending aorta.