Deterioration of indices of aortic augmentation and vascular age predate major cardiac events and interact with opiate dependence

Reece, Albert Stuart (2011) Deterioration of indices of aortic augmentation and vascular age predate major cardiac events and interact with opiate dependence. International Journal of Cardiology, 149 1: e8-e11. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.03.015


Author Reece, Albert Stuart
Title Deterioration of indices of aortic augmentation and vascular age predate major cardiac events and interact with opiate dependence
Journal name International Journal of Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-5273
1874-1754
Publication date 2011-05-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.03.015
Open Access Status
Volume 149
Issue 1
Start page e8
End page e11
Total pages 4
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Pulse wave analysis (PWA) by radial arterial tonometry is receiving increasing attention for the assessment of central vascular compliance in younger patients. We present five PWA studies performed prospectively on a patient with severe coronary artery disease, and find that the measures of central augmented pressure and particularly the difference between the vascular age and the chronological age, the central augmentation time index, and the central augmentation pressure, were the most sensitive indices of deteriorating vascular function. Secondly, as the patient was also an opiate addict, it raises the question about the documented but not widely known, interaction between opiate drug use and his coronary disease.
Keyword Aortic augmentation
Coronary disease
Opiates
Vascular age
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Case report.

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