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In vivo adaptive response of the peripheral conduit artery in patients with borderline systolic hypertension.
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PMID:  12781031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate elastic changes of the radial artery, a medium-sized muscular peripheral conduit artery, in patients with borderline systolic hypertension. METHODS: Using a non-invasive high-resolution echo-tracking device coupled to a photoplethysmography (Finapres system) allowing simultaneous arterial diameter and finger blood pressure monitoring, we measured radial artery elastic parameters of 20 patients with borderline systolic hypertension and 20 normal subjects according to Langewouters model. RESULTS: The diameter of the radial artery of control subjects and those with borderline systolic hypertension at the isobaric level of 100 mmHg and mean arterial pressure was similar, but the compliance and distensibility at similar conditions in patients with borderline systolic hypertension did not further reduced and even increased. CONCLUSION: In patients with borderline systolic hypertension, the adaptive responses of the radial artery compliance and distensibility to increased pressure were directed to maintain its elasticity, contributing to the homeostasis of the cardiovascular system.
Jun Tao; Yafei Jin; Lichun Wang; Anli Tang; Xinxue Liao; Zhen Yang; Hong Ma
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-03     Completed Date:  2003-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Hypertension / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Radial Artery / physiopathology*

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