Arterial stiffness is increased in asthmatic children

  title={Arterial stiffness is increased in asthmatic children},
  author={Markus Steinmann and Chiara Abbas and Florian Singer and Carmen Casaulta and Nicolas Regamey and Dieter Haffner and D Fischer and Giacomo Domenico Simonetti},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Altered arterial stiffness is a recognized risk factor of poor cardiovascular health. Chronic inflammation may increase arterial stiffness. We tested whether arterial stiffness is increased children with asthma, a chronic disease characterized by fluctuating airway and systemic inflammation. Arterial stiffness, expressed as carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWVcf), was measured in 37 mild-to-moderate asthmatic children: 11 girls, median (range) age 11.1 years (6–15). PWVcf in asthma was… CONTINUE READING
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