Vascular stiffening and arterial compliance. Implications for systolic blood pressure.

@article{Schiffrin2004VascularSA,
  title={Vascular stiffening and arterial compliance. Implications for systolic blood pressure.},
  author={Ernesto L Schiffrin},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 12 Pt 2},
  pages={
          39S-48S
        }
}
Hypertension in older persons is characterized by increased systolic blood pressure, and isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the most common type of hypertension in this population. It is thought that ISH results from age-associated vascular stiffening and reduced compliance that can be revealed and quantified by analysis of arterial pressure waveforms. Evaluation of pulse wave velocity and other related measures has shown that arterial stiffness increases with advancing age and other… CONTINUE READING
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