Influence of age, risk factors, and cardiovascular and renal disease on arterial stiffness: clinical applications.

@article{Bntos2002InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age, risk factors, and cardiovascular and renal disease on arterial stiffness: clinical applications.},
  author={Athanase B{\'e}n{\'e}tos and Bernard Waeber and Joseph Izzo and Gary S Mitchell and Lawrence M. Resnick and Roland Asmar and Michel Safar},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1101-8}
}
Age is the main clinical determinant of large artery stiffness. Central arteries stiffen progressively with age, whereas peripheral muscular arteries change little with age. A number of clinical studies have analyzed the effects of age on aortic stiffness. Increase of central artery stiffness with age is responsible for earlier wave reflections and changes in pressure wave contours. The stiffening of aorta and other central arteries is a potential risk factor for increased cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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