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Vascular inflammation and aortic stiffness relate to early left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in prehypertension.
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PMID:  22988827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Prehypertension is characterized by an increased cardiovascular risk and by an increased prevalence of target organ damage compared with the pure normotensive state. The present study was designed to assess in prehypertensive subjects the possible relationships between early left ventricular dysfunction, vascular inflammation and aortic stiffness. The study population consisted of 31 untreated prehypertensive subjects (age: 34 ± 6 years, mean ± SD) and 31 age-matched pure normotensive controls. Left ventricular function was assessed by echocardiography, aortic distensibility parameters were derived from aortic diameters measured by ultrasonography, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein was assessed by latex-enhanced reagent. Prehypertensive subjects displayed a significantly lower E/A ratio and a significantly greater deceleration time and isovolumetric relaxation time compared with normotensive controls. They also displayed aortic systolic diameter, diastolic diameter and mean aortic stiffness index beta significantly increased while systo-diastolic diameter change, mean aortic distensibility and aortic strain were significantly reduced compared with controls. Values of inflammatory markers were increased. At multiple regression analysis, E/A ratio was significantly related to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and aortic stiffness index beta, after correction for age, left ventricular mass index and mean blood pressure (β coefficient = -0.49, overall r(2) = 0.24, p = 0.01 and β coefficient =-0.46, overall r(2) = 0.21, p = 0.02, respectively). Thus, in prehypertension, left ventricular dysfunction is significantly related to vascular inflammation and aortic stiffness, suggesting that early cardiac and vascular alterations may have an increased inflammatory process as a common pathophysiological link.
Turgay Celik; U Cagdas Yuksel; Francesco Fici; Murat Celik; Halil Yaman; Selim Kilic; Atila Iyisoy; Raffaella Dell'oro; Guido Grassi; Mehmet Yokusoglu; Giuseppe Mancia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-1999     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Gulhane Military Medical Academy, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology Etlik-Ankara , Turkey.
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