Workshop: Multi-parametric non-invasive assessment of vascular functions

As part of the 64th National conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, a half-day Workshop will be conducted on “Multi-parametric non-invasive assessment of vascular functions”.

Date: 28.11.2018.

Organizing team: Departments of Physiology – AIIMS, New Delhi, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and GMCH, Chandigarh.

Resource Personnel:

  1. Prof. A K Jaryal – Overview of Multi-Parametric Non-invasive assessment of vascular functions
  2. Dr. Manpreet Kaur – Assessment of arterial stiffness: Principles and practice
  3. Dr. Dinu S Chandran – Techniques of assessment of systemic vascular reactivity and endothelial function
  4. Dr. Kiran Prakash – Methodological basis of assessment of cerebrovascular reactivity

Duration of Workshop: 3 hours

Importance of the Workshop:

There is an increasing need for wider use of techniques for non-invasive assessment of vascular functions to detect the early pathogenetic changes in the vasculature for facilitating timely intervention that can limit the extent of irreversible damage in cardiovascular disease. Additionally, these techniques are currently being used for risk stratification and prognostic assessment in cardiovascular diseases.

The proposed workshop is conceived to address lacunae by demonstrating multi-parametric assessment of vascular functions using various techniques to derive an integrated picture of vascular physiology and pathophysiology.

Target participants/learners:

Early career Faculty, Scientists, Doctoral and post-graduate students, Physicians with special interest in cardiovascular medicine.

Workshop Details:

The workshop aims to demonstrate and give hands-on interactive experience on 3 of the major domains of non-invasive assessment of vascular functions namely, assessment of vascular stiffness, systemic vascular reactivity including endothelial function and cerebrovascular reactivity. The deliberations will focus on demonstrating the utility of these techniques in both clinical and research landscapes.

Techniques and modalities covered:

Domain of vascular function

Parameter measured Technique used
Regional vascular stiffness

  • Peripheral
  • Central
  • Carotid radial PWV
  • Carotid femoral PWV & Carotid/Aortic augmentation index
  • Carotid distensibility
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Vascular ultrasonography in B mode
Systemic vascular reactivity & endothelial function
  • Brachial artery flow mediated dilatation
  • Radial artery low flow mediated constriction
Vascular ultrasonography in B mode and Duplex mode
Cerebrovascular reactivity
  • Breath holding index
Trans-cranial doppler