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Attenuated radial augmentation index is associated with successful long-term antihypertensive treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17728800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulse wave analysis was performed in apparently normal volunteers (n=164) and in essentially hypertensive patients without cardiovascular complications (n=171) using a newly developed non-invasive pulse wave measurement device (HEM-9010AI). Our results suggest that early wave reflections measured by radial augmentation index (AIr) are enhanced in volunteers with systolic blood pressure (SBP) >or= 160 mm Hg compared with the volunteers with their SBP<160 mmHg (98+/-18 vs 88+/-12, P<0.05). Furthermore, AIr is lower in hypertensive patients with long-term antihypertensive treatment than in those with short-term treatment (84+/-10 vs 89+/-13, P<0.01).
Y Ohno; Y Kanno; T Maruyama; T Morii; T Eguchi; K Hirao; T Takenaka; H Suzuki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2007-08-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human hypertension     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0950-9240     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Hypertens     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-17     Completed Date:  2008-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811625     Medline TA:  J Hum Hypertens     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / physiology*
Blood Pressure / physiology
Hypertension / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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