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Arterial stiffness as a risk factor for ischemic stroke

Agnieszka Rojek, Dariusz Gąsecki, Anna Szyndler, Walenty Nyka, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2010;14(6):474-479.

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Vol 14, No 6 (2010)
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Published online: 2011-01-14

Abstract

Stroke is one of the most common complications of hypertension. There is a continuous relationship (in log-linear fashion) between level of blood pressure and the risk of the first and subsequent strokes. Lowering blood pressure is not a sole aim in hypertension treatment in stroke patients, moreover relative efficacy of used drugs groups in stroke prevention is different. There are discrepancies between level of systolic blood pressure measured on brachial artery and central (aortic) blood pressure. Cerebral vessels are especially sensitive to blood pressure fluctuations generated in ascending aorta. Arterial wall stiffness and early return of the reflected pulse wave increase the amplitude of central blood pressure causing increase in pulse pressure. Measurement of central pulse pressure may provide additional information in decision making and monitoring hypotensive therapy in post-stroke patients, especially that it can be done with simple not-invasive technique.
Arterial Hypertension 2010, vol. 14, no 6, pages 474-479

Abstract

Stroke is one of the most common complications of hypertension. There is a continuous relationship (in log-linear fashion) between level of blood pressure and the risk of the first and subsequent strokes. Lowering blood pressure is not a sole aim in hypertension treatment in stroke patients, moreover relative efficacy of used drugs groups in stroke prevention is different. There are discrepancies between level of systolic blood pressure measured on brachial artery and central (aortic) blood pressure. Cerebral vessels are especially sensitive to blood pressure fluctuations generated in ascending aorta. Arterial wall stiffness and early return of the reflected pulse wave increase the amplitude of central blood pressure causing increase in pulse pressure. Measurement of central pulse pressure may provide additional information in decision making and monitoring hypotensive therapy in post-stroke patients, especially that it can be done with simple not-invasive technique.
Arterial Hypertension 2010, vol. 14, no 6, pages 474-479
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Keywords

arterial stiffness; hypertension; applanation tonometry; ischemic stroke

About this article
Title

Arterial stiffness as a risk factor for ischemic stroke

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 14, No 6 (2010)

Pages

474-479

Published online

2011-01-14

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2010;14(6):474-479.

Keywords

arterial stiffness
hypertension
applanation tonometry
ischemic stroke

Authors

Agnieszka Rojek
Dariusz Gąsecki
Anna Szyndler
Walenty Nyka
Krzysztof Narkiewicz

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