Cavi Clinical rapport

The importance of early detection of functional changes of the arteriosclerosis by comparing between CAVI, coronary angiography and carotid echography of the organic and functional changes of the arteriosclerosis

Ankle-brachial index and arterial stiffness

They will be measured using Vasera device VS-1500® (Fukuda Denshi). For the study, the lowest ankle-brachial index obtained will be considered. The pulse wave velocity (PWV) will be calculated, as well as Cardio Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI), which gives a more accurate calculation of the atherosclerosis degree. CAVI integrates cardiovascular elasticity derived from the aorta to the ankle pulse velocity through an oscillometric method and it is used as a good measure of vascular stiffness


Establishing baseline criteria of cardio-ankle vascular index as a new indicator of Arteriosclerosis: a cross-sectional study

Results: Average age-specific baseline scores of CAVI in the CVD risk-free group linearly increased in both genders as their age increased. Average age-specific baseline scores of CAVI in the CVD risk-free group were significantly greater among men than among women.

Conclusions: The baseline CAVI scores from the CVD risk-free group are useful for future studies as control values.  The CAVI method is a useful tool to screen persons with moderate to advanced levels of arteriosclerosis.

Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index in Heterozygous Familial Hypercholeste rolemia

Aim: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new non-invasive marker of arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to compare CAVI in patients with heterozygous famil­ia! hypercholesterolemia (FH) and in healthy controls.

Results: CAVI in FH patients was significandy higher (8.0 ± 1.4) than in healthy subjects (7.5 ±- 1.3) p=0.002; however, age, sex and BMI adjusted CAVI did not differ significandy (p=0.061) between the FH group (7.5, CI: 7.3; 7.7) and control group (7.7, CI: 7.6; 7.7).


Cardio-AnkleVascular Index is a Candidate Predictor  of Coronary Atherosclerosis

Background Recently, arterial stiffness parameter called cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) has been devel­oped. In the current study, using coronary angiographic (CAG) findings, the usefulness of CAVI as a marker of the severity of coronary atherosclerosis was compared with that of carotid atherosclerosis parameters obtained from high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography.

A stepwise ordinal logistic regression analysis using mean IMT, maximum IMT, plaque score and CAVI as independent variables identified only CAVI as positively related to the severity of coronary atherosclerosis. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve defined by CAVI was the greatest.


Cardiovascular Division Department of Medicine University of Minnesota Minneapolis

Noninvasive measurements of arterial stiffness

Repeatability and interrelationships with endothelial function and arterial morphology measures


Internationale wetenschappelijke studies hebben aangetoond dat de CAVi Index een wezenlijke bijdrage levert aan het vroegtijdige constateren van vaatproblemen. Hieronder treft u een aantal wetenschappelijke studies aan waarin wordt aangetoond welke resultaten zijn behaald.