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The determination of coronary artery wave speed using information theory
  • Kim H. Parker,
  • Alun Hughes
Kim H. Parker
Imperial College London

Corresponding Author:k.parker@imperial.ac.uk

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Alun Hughes
University College London
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A method is described for estimating the wave speed of a coronary artery from simultaneous measurements of pressure and velocity. It involves finding the wave speed that minimises the distance between the probability density functions of the measured pressure and velocity and the probability density functions of the pressure and velocity obtained from the separation of the waves into their forward and backward components using the assumed wave speed.