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Arterial age assesment, arterial stiffness, arterial function - background, facts and clinical usefulness

 

Augmentation index, pulse wave reflection


Augmentation index is associated with cardiovascular risk
Jens Nürnberger, Ayten Keflioglu-Scheiber, Anabelle M. Opazo Saez, Rene R. Wenzel, Thomas Philipp and Rafael F. Schäfers
Journal of Hypertension 2002, 20:2407–2414

Arterial Stiffness, Wave Reflections, and the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

Thomas Weber, MD; Johann Auer, MD; Michael F. O’Rourke, MD; Erich Kvas, ScD; Elisabeth Lassnig, MD; Robert Berent, MD; Bernd Eber, MD
Circulation. 2004;109:184-189.

Reflection in the Arterial System and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Tomoshige Hayashi, Yasunori Nakayama, Kei Tsumura, Kiyomichi Yoshimaru, and Hiroyasu Ueda
AJH 2002; 15:405–409

Diminished Wave Reflection in the Aorta
Jukka Westerbacka, Ian Wilkinson, John Cockcroft, Tapio Utriainen, Satu Vehkavaara, Hannele Yki-Järvinen
Hypertension. 1999;33:1118-1122.

Aortic Pressure Augmentation Predicts Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Established Coronary Artery Disease
Julio A. Chirinos, Juan P. Zambrano, Simon Chakko, Anila Veerani, Alan Schob, Howard J. Willens, Guido Perez, Armando J. Mendez
Hypertension. 2005;45:980-985.

Increased arterial wave reflections predict severe cardiovascular events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions
Thomas Weber, Johann Auer, Michael F. O’Rourke, Erich Kvas, Elisabeth Lassnig, Gudrun Lamm, Nina Stark, Martin Rammer, and Bernd Eber
European Heart Journal (2005) 26, 2657–2663