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Pulse pressure, arterial stiffness and wave reflections (augmentation index) as cardiovascular risk factors in hypertension.
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PMID:  19124404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For many years, the cyclic blood pressure (BP) curve was described exclusively from two specific points of this curve, the highest, called systolic blood pressure, and the lowest, called diastolic blood pressure, both dominating the basis of cardiovascular (CV) hypertensive epidemiology. Nowadays, it is largely admitted that the BP curve should be characterized from pulsatile arterial hemodynamics, thus leading to the definition of novel indices in CV epidemiology. The present chapter details these new aspects.
Michel E Safar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Therapeutic advances in cardiovascular disease     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1753-9447     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-06     Completed Date:  2009-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101316343     Medline TA:  Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paris-Descartes University 5, Centre de Diagnostic, Hôtel-Dieu, AP HP, Place du parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / physiology*
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Pulsatile Flow / physiology*
Risk Factors

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