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From the change in cross-sectional area and change in pressure, the local vessel wall properties distensibility coefficient (DC) and cross-sectional compliance (CC) can be calculated. Distensibility is a measure of wall elasticity and the inverse of stiffness. Compliance reflects the buffering capacity of the artery. Local stiffness assessment is the only method that can assess both wall properties. In addition, if the pressure curve is available, the full pressure–diameter relation can be shown and wall properties at a particular pressure or pressure range (isobaric conditions) can be calculated.
Small artery structural changes are a predictor for later cardiovascular events [17, 27]. For a given lumen diameter, a greater cross-sectional area gives increased risk for cardiovascular events. 2 Large Arteries, Microcirculation, and Mechanisms of Hypertension Mulvany  recently suggested that the increased risk may be the consequence of a reduced vascular reserve, in particular in the coronary circulation. The molecular and cellular basis of the inward remodeling of small arteries in hypertension has been investigated in recent years .
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