Skip to main content

Table 1 Reference values for aortic distensibility and pulse wave velocity level 1 = at the isthmus of the aorta, level 2 = above the diaphragm

From: CMR assessment of normal aortic bioelastic function in children

Parameters Values (mean ± SD)
Distensibility (10 -3 mm Hg -1 )  
-ascending aorta 11.9 ± 6.22
-aortic arch 9.83 ± 3.92
-descending aorta (level 1) 9.88 ± 5.79
-descending aorta (level 2) 10.93 ± 5.47
PWV (m/s) 3.26 ± 0.53