Pulse pressure amplification and risk of cardiovascular disease.

@article{Nijdam2008PulsePA,
  title={Pulse pressure amplification and risk of cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Marie-Elise Nijdam and Yvonne Plantinga and Hans T Hulsen and Willem Jan W. Bos and Diederick E. Grobbee and Yvonne T van der Schouw and Michiel L. Bots},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={388-92}
}
BACKGROUND Whether pulse pressure amplification (PPA) relates to established markers of cardiovascular risk is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between PPA and cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular risk in a population-based sample of 40- to 80-year old men. METHODS A cross-sectional, single-center study was performed in 400 men aged 40-80 years. PPA was calculated as a ratio (brachial pulse pressure/central pulse pressure). Detailed information… CONTINUE READING
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