Pulse wave velocity predicts cardiovascular mortality: findings from the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima study.

@article{Shokawa2005PulseWV,
  title={Pulse wave velocity predicts cardiovascular mortality: findings from the Hawaii-Los Angeles-Hiroshima study.},
  author={Tomoki Shokawa and Michinori Imazu and Hideya Yamamoto and Mamoru Toyofuku and Naohito Tasaki and Tomokazu Okimoto and Kiminori Yamane and Nobuoki Kohno},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={259-64}
}
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness measurements, generally from pulse wave velocity (PWV), are widely used with little knowledge of their relationship to long-term cardiovascular mortality in general populations. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied a cohort of 492 Japanese-Americans living in Hawaii (mean age: 63.7 +/-8.8 years) to assess the relationship between PWV and cardiovascular disease mortality and all-cause mortality. During the 10-year follow-up, 43 patients died (14 from cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING