Arterial compliance in systolic hypertension

Messerli, Franz H., Ventura, Hector, Aristimuno, Gerardo G., Suarez, Daniel H., Dreslinski, Gerald R. and Frohlich, Edward D. (1982) Arterial compliance in systolic hypertension. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. Part A: Theory and Practice, 4 7: 1037-1044. doi:10.3109/10641968209060772

Author Messerli, Franz H.
Ventura, Hector
Aristimuno, Gerardo G.
Suarez, Daniel H.
Dreslinski, Gerald R.
Frohlich, Edward D.
Title Arterial compliance in systolic hypertension
Journal name Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. Part A: Theory and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0730-0077
Publication date 1982
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/10641968209060772
Volume 4
Issue 7
Start page 1037
End page 1044
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract Arterial compliance as estimated by pulse wave velocity and the pulse pressure/stroke volume index was evaluated in 27 normotensive subjects, 21 patients with established, and 18 patients with systolic essential hypertension. Pulse wave velocity was elevated to the same degree in both hypertensive groups when compared to the normotensive controls. The pulse pressure/stroke volume index was higher in essential hypertension than in normotensive subjects and even higher in patients with systolic hypertension. It is concluded that both indices are useful clinical tools to determine arterial compliance. Systolic hypertension does not always indicate stiffening of the arterial tree, but may result from a high stroke volume in the presence of a normal arterial compliance.
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
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 27 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 26 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Mon, 14 Mar 2011, 10:13:06 EST