Aortic stiffness, blood pressure progression, and incident hypertension.

  title={Aortic stiffness, blood pressure progression, and incident hypertension.},
  author={Bernhard M Kaess and Jian Rong and Martin G. Larson and Naomi M. Hamburg and Joseph A. Vita and Daniel L{\'e}vy and Emelia J Benjamin and Ramachandran S. Vasan and Gary F. Mitchell},
  volume={308 9},
CONTEXT Vascular stiffness increases with advancing age and is a major risk factor for age-related morbidity and mortality. Vascular stiffness and blood pressure pulsatility are related; however, temporal relationships between vascular stiffening and blood pressure elevation have not been fully delineated. OBJECTIVE To examine temporal relationships among vascular stiffness, central hemodynamics, microvascular function, and blood pressure progression. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING
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