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Central blood pressure as a risk marker for cardiovascular complications

Ewa Pędzich, Cezary Szmigielski, Zbigniew Gaciong
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2006;10(5):341-349.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2006)
Artykuły redakcyjne
Published online: 2006-09-13

Abstract

Blood pressure differs along the vascular tree. Measurement of briachial artery cuff pressure may not correspond to aortic or carotid artery pressure, so called central pressure, which is better risk predictors for organ complications of hypertension. Central blood pressure is mostly affected by changes in arterial stiffness. Recent data show that despite similar effect on brachial arterial pressure antihypertensive drugs may differently affect central pressure. Ongoing clinical trials include measurement of central pressure to evaluate its significance.

Abstract

Blood pressure differs along the vascular tree. Measurement of briachial artery cuff pressure may not correspond to aortic or carotid artery pressure, so called central pressure, which is better risk predictors for organ complications of hypertension. Central blood pressure is mostly affected by changes in arterial stiffness. Recent data show that despite similar effect on brachial arterial pressure antihypertensive drugs may differently affect central pressure. Ongoing clinical trials include measurement of central pressure to evaluate its significance.
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Keywords

central arterial pressure; pulse wave; arterial stiffness; augmentation index

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Title

Central blood pressure as a risk marker for cardiovascular complications

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2006)

Pages

341-349

Published online

2006-09-13

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2006;10(5):341-349.

Keywords

central arterial pressure
pulse wave
arterial stiffness
augmentation index

Authors

Ewa Pędzich
Cezary Szmigielski
Zbigniew Gaciong

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