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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084016/validation-of-a-new-piezoelectric-device-for-noninvasive-measurement-of-central-aortic-systolic-blood-pressure
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Paula E Cuffaro, Margarita S Morales, Jessica Barochiner, Marcelo A Rada, José Alfie, Lucas S Aparicio, Carlos R Galarza, Rubén G Micali, Marcos J Marin, Gabriel D Waisman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the aortic piezoelectric device for noninvasive measurement of central aortic systolic blood pressure (cSBP) with the SphygmoCor. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A total of 85 participants from both sexes, aged 18-80 years, were stratified into three age groups (<30, 30-60, >60 years), with an equal number of healthy volunteers and hypertensive patients. We performed three cSBP measurements with each device, in an alternate manner, using the Bland-Altman method to determine the level of agreement...
October 27, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073803/the-usefulness-of-a-single-arm-cuff-oscillometric-method-arteriograph-to-assess-changes-in-central-aortic-blood-pressure-and-arterial-stiffness-by-antihypertensive-treatment-results-from-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
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Andreas Jekell, Thomas Kahan
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system may have effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure (BP) reduction. We studied the ability of a single arm cuff oscillometric method (Arteriograph, TensioMed, Hungary) to assess effects of antihypertensive treatment on BP and arterial stiffness. Furthermore, this technique was compared to pulse wave analysis and applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical, Australia). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Brachial and aortic BP, augmentation index (AIx), and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was simultaneously assessed by both techniques in 71 untreated hypertensive patients...
October 26, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059329/short-term-repeatability-of-noninvasive-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-assessment-comparison-between-methods-and-devices
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Andrea Grillo, Gianfranco Parati, Matteo Rovina, Francesco Moretti, Lucia Salvi, Lan Gao, Corrado Baldi, Giovanni Sorropago, Andrea Faini, Sandrine C Millasseau, Filippo Scalise, Renzo Carretta, Paolo Salvi
BACKGROUND: Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) is an indirect index of arterial stiffness and an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Consistency of PWV assessment over time is thus an essential feature for its clinical application. However, studies providing a comparative estimate of the reproducibility of PWV across different noninvasive devices are lacking, especially in the elderly and in individuals at high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Aimed at filling this gap, short-term repeatability of PWV, estimated with 6 different devices (Complior Analyse, PulsePen-ETT, PulsePen-ET, SphygmoCor Px/Vx, BPLab, and Mobil-O-Graph), was evaluated in 102 high cardiovascular risk patients hospitalized for suspected coronary artery disease (72 males, 65 ± 13 years)...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992758/aldosterone-breakthrough-does-not-alter-central-hemodynamics
#4
Andrew Beenken, Andrew S Bomback
INTRODUCTION: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are widely used in congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease, but up to 40% of patients will experience aldosterone breakthrough, with aldosterone levels rising above pre-treatment levels after 6-12 months of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade. Aldosterone breakthrough has been associated with worsening congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease, yet the pathophysiology remains unclear...
October 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978987/validity-of-the-augmentation-index-and-pulse-pressure-amplification-as-determined-by-the-sphygmocor-xcel-device-a-comparison-with-invasive-measurements
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Atsushi Nakagomi, Toshihiro Shoji, Sho Okada, Yuji Ohno, Yoshio Kobayashi
Augmentation index (AIx) and pulse pressure (PP) amplification can be determined by the SphygmoCor XCEL device in an operator-independent manner. This study aimed to examine its validity against invasive measurements. Simultaneous recordings of central aortic pressure waveforms were performed with oscillometric and high-fidelity invasive methods in 35 patients who underwent coronary arteriography. Brachial blood pressure was also recorded using the two methods. AIx for the aortic pressure waveform was defined as the ratio of augmentation pressure to PP...
October 5, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971963/arterial-stiffness-and-incidence-of-diabetes-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Iram Faqir Muhammad, Yan Borné, Gerd Östling, Cecilia Kennbäck, Mikael Gottsäter, Margaretha Persson, Peter M Nilsson, Gunnar Engström
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is known to be associated with increased arterial stiffness. However, the temporal association between increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (c-f PWV) and diabetes is unclear. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between arterial stiffness, as determined by c-f PWV, and incidence of diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The study population included participants from the Malmö Diet and Cancer cardiovascular cohort, using measurements from the 2007-2012 reexamination as baseline...
September 29, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948506/comparative-analysis-of-arterial-parameters-variations-associated-with-inter-individual-variations-in-peripheral-and-aortic-blood-pressure-cross-sectional-study-in-healthy-subjects-aged-2-84%C3%A2-years
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Yanina Zócalo, Santiago Curcio, Victoria García-Espinosa, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia
INTRODUCTION: The association between arterial parameters and blood pressure (BP) interindividual variations could depend on the arterial segment, BP component (systolic, SBP; diastolic, DBP; pulse pressure, PP) and/or on whether central (cBP) or peripheral (pBP) BP variations are considered. AIM: To assess and compare arterial parameters variations associated with interindividual variations in cBP and pBP. METHODS: Healthy subjects (n = 923; 488 males, 2-84 years) were included...
December 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942095/changes-in-truncal-obesity-and-fat-distribution-predict-arterial-health
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Frank E Corrigan, Heval Mohamed Kelli, Devinder S Dhindsa, Robert E Heinl, Ibhar Al Mheid, Muhammad Hammadah, Salim S Hayek, Salman Sher, Danny J Eapen, Greg S Martin, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND: Truncal obesity is associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk. Although vascular health is influenced by weight, it is not known whether changes in fat distribution modulate arterial function. OBJECTIVE: We assessed how changes in truncal (android) fat at 1 year affect arterial stiffness and endothelial function. METHODS: We recruited 711 healthy volunteers (235 males, age 48 ± 11 years) into the Emory Predictive Health Study; 498 returned at 1 year...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931072/high-prevalence-of-non-dipping-blood-pressure-and-vascular-stiffness-in-hiv-infected-south-africans-on-antiretrovirals
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M S Borkum, J M Heckmann, K Manning, J A Dave, N S Levitt, B L Rayner, N Wearne
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk of tissue inflammation and accelerated vascular aging ('inflamm-aging'). Abnormal diurnal blood pressure (BP) rhythms such as non-dipping may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in HIV infected individuals. However, little data exists on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and measures of vascular stiffness in the black African HIV infected population. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of otherwise well, HIV infected outpatients on ART for >5 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914629/association-between-ambulatory-blood-pressure-values-and-central-aortic-pressure-in-a-large-population-of-normotensive-and-hypertensive-patients
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Ana Rouxinol-Dias, Sara Araújo, José A Silva, Loide Barbosa, Jorge Polónia
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine the association of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and central blood pressure (CBP) data in a large set of normotensive and hypertensive patients and its relation with pulse wave velocity (PWV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in a single centre and included 2864 individuals who carried out an ABPM, measurement of CBP from the aortic waveform (SphygmoCor) and carotid-femoral PWV (Complior)...
September 13, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882449/contribution-of-backward-and-forward-wave-pressures-to-age-related-increases-in-aortic-pressure-in-a-community-sample-not-receiving-antihypertensive-therapy
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Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
Reports on the contribution of aortic forward (Pf) and backward (Pb) wave pressures to age-related increases in central aortic pulse pressure (PPc) have been confounded by the use of participants receiving antihypertensive therapy. We assessed the relative contribution of Pf and Pb to age-related increases in PPc (radial applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software using an assumed triangular wave for wave separation analysis) in 892 community participants not receiving antihypertensive therapy. We validated our results using aortic flow waves (echocardiography) for wave separation analysis in 254 of these participants...
August 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860092/high-serum-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-aortic-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Ming-Chun Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu, Chung-Jen Lee, Chiu-Fen Yang, Ji-Hung Wang
BACKGROUND: The adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding protein (A-FABP) has been implicated in arterial stiffness, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and cardiovascular disease. We aimed to determine the relationship among serum A-FABP concentration, cardiometabolic risk factors, and central arterial stiffness in a hypertensive population. METHODS: Fasting blood samples and baseline characteristics were obtained from 110 hypertensive patients. Serum A-FABP concentrations were determined by enzyme immunoassay kit...
October 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855085/the-impact-of-accelerometer-wear-location-on-the-relationship-between-step-counts-and-arterial-stiffness-in-adults-treated-for-hypertension-and-diabetes
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Alexandra B Cooke, Stella S Daskalopoulou, Kaberi Dasgupta
OBJECTIVES: Accelerometer placement at the wrist is convenient and increasingly adopted despite less accurate physical activity (PA) measurement than with waist placement. Capitalizing on a study that started with wrist placement and shifted to waist placement, we compared associations between PA measures derived from different accelerometer locations with a responsive arterial health indicator, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830251/the-effect-of-renal-denervation-on-arterial-stiffness-central-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-variability-in-treatment-resistant-essential-hypertension-a-substudy-of-a-randomized-sham-controlled-double-blinded-trial-the-reset-trial
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Christian Daugaard Peters, Ole Norling Mathiassen, Henrik Vase, Jesper Bech Nørgaard, Kent Lodberg Christensen, Anne Pauline Schroeder, Hans Joachim von Hofe Rickers, Ulla Kampmann Opstrup, Per Løgstrup Poulsen, Sten Langfeldt, Gratien Andersen, Klavs Würgler Hansen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Engholm, Jannik Buus Bertelsen, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen, Anne Kaltoft, Niels Henrik Buus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate, whether renal denervation (RDN) improves arterial stiffness, central blood pressure (C-BP) and heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with treatment resistant hypertension. METHODS: ReSET was a randomized, sham-controlled, double-blinded trial (NCT01459900). RDN was performed by a single experienced operator using the Medtronic unipolar Symplicity Flex(TM) catheter. C-BP, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), and HRV were obtained at baseline and after six months with the SphygmoCor(®)-device...
August 23, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806778/serum-resistin-as-an-independent-marker-of-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Ji-Hung Wang, Chung-Jen Lee, Chiu-Fen Yang, Yu-Chih Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu
BACKGROUND: Subjects with higher carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) will be at an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) events in future. Resistin is an inflammatory mediator and a biomarker of CV diseases. We evaluated the association between serum resistin and aortic stiffness in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with CAD were enrolled in this study. cfPWV was measured using the SphygmoCor system. Patients with cfPWV >10 m/s were defined as the high aortic stiffness group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745686/-effects-of-keto-amino-acids-and-a-low-protein-diet-on-the-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-stages-3b-4-chronic-kidney-disease
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S Yu Milovanova, Yu S Milovanov, M V Taranova, I A Dobrosmyslov
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of keto/amino acids in maintaining protein balance and preventing mineral metabolic disturbances and the development of uremic hyperparathyroidism in the long-term use of a low-protein diet (LPD) in patients with Stages 3B-4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety patients with CKD caused by chronic latent glomerulonephritis in 65 patients and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis of various etiologies (gout, drug-induced, and infection) in 25 were examined...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731929/impact-of-aortic-rather-than-brachial-pulsatile-haemodynamics-on-variations-in-end-organ-measures-across-the-full-adult-blood-pressure-range
#17
Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
AIMS: To determine the extent to which the adverse effects of blood pressure (BP) are mediated by pulsatile haemodynamic changes across the normotensive as compared with the hypertensive adult brachial BP range, and whether aortic rather than brachial pulsatile changes best index these effects. METHODS: In 1307 community participants, the contribution of pulsatile haemodynamics (applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software) to variations in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography) (n = 920), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) (n = 712) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (n = 1164) were assessed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692445/normal-cerebral-vascular-pulsations-in-humans-changes-with-age-and-implications-for-microvascular-disease
#18
Mi O Kim, Yan Li, Fangfei Wei, Jiguang Wang, Michael F O'Rourke, Audrey Adji, Alberto P Avolio
BACKGROUND: Cerebral syndromes in older humans, secondary stroke in younger persons following trauma, and sickle cell anaemia in children, are linked by unexplained microvascular damage and high cerebral pressure or flow pulsations. The aim of this study was to characterize age-related pressure and flow waveforms patterns entering the brain, to explain these in terms of disturbed physiological function, and to consider clinical implications. METHOD: Blood flow velocity waves were measured in four cerebral vascular territories by transcranial Doppler of 1020 apparently normal patients (497 men, 21-78 years)...
November 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689709/the-reliability-of-short-term-measurement-of-heart-rate-variability-during-spontaneous-breathing-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
C A Sima, J A Inskip, A W Sheel, S F van Eeden, W D Reid, P G Camp
BACKGROUND: Reduced heart rate variability (HRV), a marker of autonomic system dysfunction, has been reported in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Yet, limited data exists on the reliability of HRV measurement in this population. Here we investigated the reliability of short-term HRV measurement performed during spontaneous breathing in patients with COPD. METHODS: Thirteen individuals (8 males) with moderate-to-severe COPD (FEV1 46±16% predicted; FEV1/FVC 49±13) underwent standard time and frequency domain HRV measurements derived from 5-minute electrocardiograms collected on two separate days using a SphygmoCor device...
July 6, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660595/mismatch-between-stiffness-in-elastic-and-muscular-arteries-as-a-predictor-of-vascular-calcification-in-dialysis-patients
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Agne Laucyte-Cibulskiene, Modesta Petraviciute, Migle Gudynaite, Liutauras Gumbys, Dileta Valanciene, Kristina Galiauskiene, Ligita Ryliskyte, Laurynas Rimsevicius, Marius Miglinas, Kestutis Strupas
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is one of the risk factors for arterial stiffness in patients with chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that a mismatch between elastic and muscular arteries, represented as pulse wave velocity (PWV) ratio, could depict the extent of vascular calcification in end-stage renal disease. We also aimed to compare the predictive PWV ratio value to other factors possibly related to vascular calcification in dialysis population. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, in 60 chronic dialysis patients without previous cerebrovascular events, cardiovascular disease and events or clinically evident peripheral artery disease (ankle-brachial index >0...
June 28, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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