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Mismatch between arterial stiffness increase and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
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PMID:  20936294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Previous studies which included patients with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function demonstrated that arterial stiffness progressively increased as LV diastolic function decreased. However, it was unknown whether this correlation was still present in a heterogeneous study population involving patients with a wide range of LV systolic function. Seventy-five patients with depressed LV systolic function were consecutively included and 192 patients with preserved LV systolic function were randomly selected from subjects arranged for echocardiography examination. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) was measured using an ABI-form device. Of the 267 subjects (mean age 58 ± 14 years) included in the study, 105 had normal diastolic function, 74 had impaired relaxation, and 60 had pseudonormal and 28 restrictive diastolic dysfunction. BaPWV was only lower in patients with normal diastolic function than in those with abnormal diastolic function (p ≤ 0.001). It did not gradually rise as diastolic dysfunction grade increased. Multivariate analysis showed that increased age and systolic blood pressure and decreased LV ejection fraction, transmitral A velocity, and left atrial volume index (p ≤ 0.039) were correlated with increased baPWV. Our study showed that there were no positive correlation between echocardiographic LV diastolic parameters and baPWV. BaPWV did not progressively rise with increasing LV diastolic dysfunction grade. Therefore, patients with advanced LV diastolic dysfunction may not have increased arterial stiffness.
Po-Chao Hsu; Tsung-Hsien Lin; Chee-Siong Lee; Hsiang-Chun Lee; Chun-Yuan Chu; Ho-Ming Su; Wen-Chol Voon; Wen-Ter Lai; Sheng-Hsiung Sheu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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