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Table 4 Equations for pulse wave velocity (PWV) estimation with input from peripheral blood pressure (BP) and/or age

From: Feasibility of Calculating Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity from Oscillometric Upper Arm Pulse Waves Using the Antares Algorithm

Method Equation
Boutouyrie1 [7]
 BP category
  Optimal PWV = 0.000*age + 0.83*10–3*age2 + 5.55
  Normal PWV = 0.000*age + 0.99*10–3*age2 + 5.69
  High normal PWV = 0.000*age + 1.05*10–3*age2 + 5.91
  Grade I HT PWV = 0.000*age + 1.18*10–3*age2 + 6.17
  Grade II/III HT PWV = 0.044*age + 0.85*10–3*age2 + 5.73
Boutouyrie2 [7]
 Age category (years)
  < 30 PWV = 0.0472*MBP + 2.20
  30–39 PWV = 0.0423*MBP + 2.20
  40–49 PWV = 0.0646*MBP + 1.41
  50–59 PWV = 0.0731*MBP + 1.35
  60–69 PWV = 0.0715*MBP + 3.16
  ≥ 70 PWV = 0.0676*MBP + 5.46
Salvi [5] PWV = age2/1.000 + 0.034*SBP
Greve1 [11]* PWV = 9.5875 − 0.4025*age + 4.5602*10–3*age2 − 2.6208*10–5*age2*MBP + 3.1762*10–3*age*MBP − 1.8321*10–2*MBP
Greve2 [11]* PWV = 4.60 − 0.13*age + 0.0018*age2 + 0.0006*age*MBP + 0.0284*MBP
  1. MBP mean blood pressure, SBP systolic blood pressure, HT hypertension
  2. *Data are presented in the supplemental file