Older Age Group in Pregnancy is Associated with Increased Arterial Stiffness.

@article{Salmi2010OlderAG,
  title={Older Age Group in Pregnancy is Associated with Increased Arterial Stiffness.},
  author={A. A. Salmi and Abd G Nor Aliza and N M Nik Zaki and Abd Rahim Wong and Hiroshi Aida},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={
          115-8
        }
}
Arterial stiffness is an index of vascular health; normal pregnancy is associated with reduced arterial stiffness. This cross sectional study compared arterial stiffness in older (≥35 years) and the younger (≤34 years) age groups of pregnant women. Arterial stiffness was assessed noninvasively in 66 pregnant women between 23 - 32 weeks gestation (41 women ≤ 34 years, 25 women ≥ 35 years) using the parameters pulse wave analysis and pulse wave velocity. Blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING

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