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Effect of eicosapentaenoic acid on central systolic blood pressure.
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PMID:  23246023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Central systolic blood pressure (C-SBP) has been shown to be a better predictor of cardiovascular risk than brachial SBP. In this study, the effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) on C-SBP were compared with pravastatin. Twenty-four patients with hyperlipidemia were assigned 13 to receive 1800mg/day EPA (EPA group) and 11 to receive 10mg/day pravastatin (pravastatin group) for 3 months. In the EPA group, there were no changes in the LDL-cholesterol level. However, the radial augmentation index (AI) and C-SBP decreased after treatment by 5.7% (p<0.01) and 8.7% (p<0.001), respectively. Moreover, systolic and diastolic brachial BPs decreased by 7.1% and 8.0%, respectively (p<0.01 for both). In the pravastatin group, the LDL-cholesterol level decreased by 29.5% (p<0.001). However, there were no significant changes in brachial BP, AI and C-SBP between. These results suggested that EPA but not pravastatin may reduce cardiac afterload by reducing vascular reflected waves and lowering C-SBP.
Toshiro Iketani; Kenji Takazawa; Akira Yamashina
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2823     ISO Abbreviation:  Prostaglandins Leukot. Essent. Fatty Acids     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8802730     Medline TA:  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Internal Medicine, Iketani Clinic, 3-7, Akigawa 1, Akiruno-shi, Tokyo 197-0804 Japan. Electronic address:
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