Document Detail

Sex differences in correlates of steady state and pulsatile component of blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8983863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether metabolic factors are linked to the steady component and the pulsatile component of blood pressure, evaluated as mean arterial pressure and pulse pressure respectively, in a sex-specific manner. 2. A cohort of 299 subjects (152 males, 147 females; 25-80 years of age) was studied. Patients presenting congestive heart failure, coronary insufficiency, severe valvular heart disease, neurological accident in the last 6 months, renal or respiratory failure, cancer, diabetes mellitus or acute infectious disease were excluded. None of the women was taking oral contraceptives or oestrogen supplementation. All cardioactive drugs were withdrawn at least 2 weeks before the subjects entered the study. 3. Men presented higher mean arterial pressure (120 +/- 15 compared with 115 +/- 16 mmHg, P < 0.01) and lower pulse pressure values (63 +/- 16 compared with 67 +/- 18 mmHg, P < 0.05) than women. In men, no significant relation between mean arterial pressure and the tested variables was detected; multiple regression analysis demonstrated that age contributed independently to the model for pulse pressure with a multiple r2 of 0.10 (P < 0.01). In women, body mass index contributed independently to the model for mean arterial pressure, with a multiple of 0.12 (P < 0.005); age and, to a lesser extent, body mass index, glycaemia and triglyceridaemia persisted as independent determinants of pulse pressure at the multiple regression analysis, with a multiple r2 of 0.20 (P < 0.001). 4. Our findings suggest that metabolic risk factors are associated differently with pulse pressure and mean arterial pressure values in the two sexes.
A Scuteri; A M Cacciafesta; M G Di Bernardo; A M De Propris; D Recchi; V Celli; G Idone; M L Nocco; V Marigliano
Related Documents :
9300003 - Blood pressure response to orthostatic and mental challenge in african-american women t...
18172453 - The relationship between gestational age, systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure in...
8711393 - Three autacoids--endogenous digitalis-like factor, clonidine-displacing substance, and ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical science (London, England : 1979)     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0143-5221     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Sci.     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-08     Completed Date:  1997-01-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905731     Medline TA:  Clin Sci (Lond)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cattedra Gerontologia e Geriatria, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases / physiopathology*
Cohort Studies
Glycerides / blood
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Triglycerides / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glycerides; 0/Triglycerides

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Pharmacokinetic individualisation of zidovudine therapy. Current state of pharmacokinetic-pharmacody...
Next Document:  Reproducibility of heart rate variability measures in patients with chronic heart failure.