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The Relationship Between Some of the Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Arterial Stiffness Parameters in Essentially Hypertensive Patients.
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PMID:  23194388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hypertensive patients have strong evidence of endothelial dysfunction. We aimed to explore the relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and arterial stiffness parameters in hypertensive patients. The study population included 109 hypertensive patients (63 females, 46 males). Arterial stiffness measures including pulse wave velocity, augmentation index, and central aortic pressure were applied. Augmentation index and central aortic pressure were found to be significantly higher (P < .001 and P = .03, respectively) in women. The higher augmentation index and central aortic pressure values were observed in women than in men. These data offer new evidences for the role of sex hormones in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in women.
Battal Altun; Fatih Bulucu; Seref Demirbas; Murat Karaman; Seyit Ahmet Ay; Mustafa Cakar; Mehmet Apikoglu; Kenan Saglam; Sait Demirkol; Sevket Balta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6006     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, Guflhane Medical Academy , Ankara , Turkey.
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