Association of cardio-ankle vascular index with brain natriuretic peptide levels in hypertension.

@article{Masugata2012AssociationOC,
  title={Association of cardio-ankle vascular index with brain natriuretic peptide levels in hypertension.},
  author={Hisashi Masugata and Shoichi Senda and Michio Inukai and Koji Murao and Takashi Himoto and Naohisa Hosomi and Kazushi Murakami and Takahisa Noma and Masakazu Kohno and Hiroki Okada and Fuminori Goda},
  journal={Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={255-62}
}
AIMS Plasma brain natriuteric peptide (BNP) is an established marker of cardiovascular events in individuals without heart failure. Although the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is clinically used as a parameter of arterial stiffness, its usefulness for predicting cardiovascular events has not been fully examined. This study aimed to evaluate the association among CAVIs, plasma BNP levels and left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and dysfunction in hypertensive patients. METHODS We enrolled 136… CONTINUE READING
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