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Radial artery compliance and distensibility in hypertension and hypertension-related conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9495626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arterial compliance and distensibility, measured by non-invasive and specific techniques, give us information on the cardiovascular alterations occurring in pathophysiological conditions. Recently, it has been observed that familial hypertension is characterized by a slight but significant increase of 24-hour blood pressure and, despite this, by normal arterial function. On the contrary, long-term hypertension is associated with arteria distensibility changes, that is a slight increase of peripheral muscle artery distensibility in the systo-diastolic hypertension and a marked reduction in the isolated systolic hypertension. This probably comes from the different arterial wall content changes in these two hypertensive conditions. Also familial hypercholesterolemia and non-familial hypercholesterolemia cause a reduction in arterial distensibility. Hypercholesterolemia has also an unfavorable effect because its association with high blood pressure values induces stronger alterations in arterial elastic properties than hypertension alone.
C Giannattasio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure. Supplement     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0803-8023     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press Suppl     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-20     Completed Date:  1998-04-20     Revised Date:  2008-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300787     Medline TA:  Blood Press Suppl     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medicina Interna I, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / complications*,  physiopathology*
Radial Artery / physiopathology*

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