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Arterial transfer functions: background, applications and reservations

O'Rourke, Michael Fa; Avolio, Alberto Pb

doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3282f0ca1a

aSt Vincent's Clinic/University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

bGraduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Received 29 July, 2007

Accepted 6 August, 2007

Correspondence to Michael F. O'Rourke, Suite 810, St Vincent's Clinic, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia Tel: +61 2 8382 6874; fax: +61 2 8382 6875; e-mail:

Conflict of interest: Michael O'Rourke is a founding director of AtCor Medical Pty Ltd, manufacturer of systems for analysing the arterial pulse.

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