Arterial stiffness, systolic blood pressure, and logical treatment of arterial hypertension.

@article{ORourke1990ArterialSS,
  title={Arterial stiffness, systolic blood pressure, and logical treatment of arterial hypertension.},
  author={Michele O'Rourke},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={339-47}
}
Arterial stiffening is the principal cause of increasing systolic pressure with advancing years and in patients with arterial hypertension. It is associated with progressive arterial dilation and is due to degeneration of the arterial wall, probably as a consequence of repetitive cyclic stress; it increases systolic pressure directly by increasing amplitude of the pressure wave generated by a given flow impulse from the heart and indirectly by increasing wave velocity so that wave reflection… CONTINUE READING

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