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      Increased Pulse Wave Velocity and Shortened Pulse Wave Transmission Time in Hypertension and Aging

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          We measured pulse wave velocity (PWV) and pulse transmission time (PTT) in 29 patients with hypertension, ranging in age from 37 to 73 years, in a series of 36 normal subjects with the same age range, and in an additional series of 44 normal subjects aged 18-35 years. PWV increases linearly with age for both normal subjects and patients with hypertension, with a corresponding significant decrease in PTT. There was a statistically highly significant (p < 0.001) increase in PWV in hypertension at all ages examined. The present simple noninvasive methods may be useful when evaluating risk factors for atherosclerosis and when evaluating response to therapeutic intervention.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1997
          1997
          19 November 2008
          : 88
          : 2
          : 147-151
          Affiliations
          aHealth Sciences Center, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan; bDivision of Computer Research and Technology, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., USA
          Article
          177321 Cardiology 1997;88:147–151
          10.1159/000177321
          9096914
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          General Cardiology

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