Vascular ventricular coupling in patients with malignant phase hypertension: the West Birmingham malignant hypertension project

@article{Shantsila2012VascularVC,
  title={Vascular ventricular coupling in patients with malignant phase hypertension: the West Birmingham malignant hypertension project},
  author={Alena Shantsila and Girish Dwivedi and E Shantsila and Richard Paul Steeds and Gareth D Beevers and Gregory Y. H. Lip},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={725-728}
}
Patients with malignant hypertension (MHT) have persistent vascular dysfunction and a much worse clinical prognosis than non-MHT hypertensive patients, despite good long-term blood pressure (BP) control. We hypothesized that abnormal arterial (arterial elastance (Ea); arterial elastance index (EaI)) and ventricular (End-systolic elastance (Ees) and End-diastolic elastance (Eed)) elastances are present in treated MHT patients, compared with non-MHT hypertensive controls. Echocardiographic… CONTINUE READING