Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of the effects of age, gender, and hypertension on thoracic aortic wall size, thickness, and stiffness.

@article{Pearson1994TransesophagealEA,
  title={Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of the effects of age, gender, and hypertension on thoracic aortic wall size, thickness, and stiffness.},
  author={Anthony C Pearson and Ruiqiang Guo and David A Orsinelli and Philip F. Binkley and T J Pasierski},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={344-51}
}
Aging is associated with progressive arterial stiffening and widening of the pulse pressure, resulting in a high prevalence of systolic hypertension. The contribution of increased aortic thickness to this process and to essential hypertension has been poorly characterized. With transesophageal echocardiography, aortic thickness and diameter can be measured. Thus, the influence of aging, gender, and hypertension on the geometry and stiffness of the descending thoracic aorta in humans can be… CONTINUE READING

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