Caffeine increases aortic stiffness in hypertensive patients.


BACKGROUND Caffeine is the most widely used pharmacologic substance. Aortic stiffness is an important factor for cardiovascular system performance and a prognosticator of cardiovascular risk. We investigated the effect of caffeine on aortic stiffness in treated hypertensive patients. METHODS We studied the effect of caffeine (250 mg) in 12 treated… (More)


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@article{Vlachopoulos2003CaffeineIA, title={Caffeine increases aortic stiffness in hypertensive patients.}, author={Charalambos Vlachopoulos and Kozo Hirata and Christodoulos Stefanadis and Pavlos K. Toutouzas and Michael O'Rourke}, journal={American journal of hypertension}, year={2003}, volume={16 1}, pages={63-6} }