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Arterial stiffness/elasticity in the contribution to progression of heart failure.
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PMID:  22108733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Arterial stiffness/elasticity plays a major role in the pathogenesis of heart failure beyond arterial blood pressure. Arterial wave reflections are generated from the periphery of the vascular system, especially at the level of the small arteries. The pattern change of the arterial wave reflections can alter the ventricular-vascular coupling in a pathologic manner, leading to heart failure. Several noninvasive techniques are used to estimate arterial stiffness/elasticity. Small artery elasticity has important predictive value for the diagnosis of heart failure. The beneficial effect of some cardiovascular therapy on arterial stiffness/elasticity has potential to prevent or delay the progression of heart failure.
Daniel A Duprez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 420 Delaware Street South East, MMC 508, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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