Augmentation of central arterial pressure in mild primary hyperparathyroidism.

  title={Augmentation of central arterial pressure in mild primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={J Clayton Smith and Matt Duckham Page and Rhys John and Malcolm H. Wheeler and John R. Cockcroft and Maurice F. Scanlon and John S Davies},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={85 10},
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, although the mechanisms involved remain unclear. Recent evidence has shown increased pulse pressure to be a powerful predictor of cardiovascular events. As increases in pulse pressure are due largely to arterial stiffening, we measured arterial stiffness in 21 subjects with PHPT (18 women and 3 men; 46-71 yr old) and 21 age- and sex-matched healthy controls using pulse wave analysis, a technique that measures… CONTINUE READING


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