Photoplethysmography for the assessment of peripheral vascular disease

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    This chapter focuses on Photoplethysmography (PPG) and its application to peripheral vascular disease assessment of the arteries, veins, and microcirculation. A significant emphasis is placed on PPG pulse measurement and analysis for the detection of occlusive peripheral arterial disease (PAD), particularly for assessments utilizing innovative multisite pulse technology. The chapter also shows the potential of PPG for microvascular assessment including the vasospastic condition known as Raynaud's which can be secondary to an underlying medical condition. The application of PPG for peripheral venous insufficiency and reflux assessment is also overviewed. There remains great scope to advance the role of PPG in the assessment of macro- and microcirculation across a range of clinical measurement and research settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhotoplethysmography
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Signal Analysis and Applications
    EditorsPanicos Kyriacou, John Allen
    Number of pages47
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128233740
    ISBN (Print)9780128235256
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2021


    • AI
    • Artery
    • Capillary
    • Cardiovascular
    • Microcirculation
    • PPG
    • Peripheral arterial disease
    • Photoplethysmography
    • Pulse wave analysis
    • Raynaud's phenomenon
    • Systemic sclerosis
    • Vascular
    • Vein

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Computer Science(all)


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