Arterial compliance in essential hypertension

Messerli, Franz H., Frohlich, Edward D. and Ventura, Hector O. (1985) Arterial compliance in essential hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 7 Supplement 2: S33-S35. doi:10.1097/00005344-198507002-00007

Author Messerli, Franz H.
Frohlich, Edward D.
Ventura, Hector O.
Title Arterial compliance in essential hypertension
Journal name Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-2446
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00005344-198507002-00007
Volume 7
Issue Supplement 2
Start page S33
End page S35
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA,United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract Arterial compliance as evaluated by three different indices (pulse wave velocity, pulse pressure stroke volume, and an exponential analysis of the diastolic pressure decay) was found to be abnormal in patients with established essential hypertension and particularly in elderly hypertensive patients. Two of the three indices reflected significantly impaired arterial compliance already in borderline hypertension. Age, systolic, and diastolic pressures evolved as independent determinants of pulse wave velocity. It is concluded that arterial compliance becomes impaired early in hypertensive cardiovascular disease at the time when arterial pressure is only to the borderline level. However, age per se seems to be the most predominant risk factor for systemic arterial disease.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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