Aortic knob calcification and cardioankle vascular index in asymptomatic hypertensive patients.

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BACKGROUND Patients with hypertension are predisposed to atherosclerosis of large vessels and are at increased risk of target organ damage and related clinical sequelae. Cardioankle vascular index (CAVI) is a novel parameter of arterial stiffness and a surrogate marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000221

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