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

 

Pregnancy

Maternal arterial stiffness in pregnancies affected by preeclampsia
Christina Kaihura, Makrina D. Savvidou, James M. Anderson, Carmel M. McEniery,
and Kypros H. Nicolaides1
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 297: H759–H764, 2009.

Maternal Wave Reflections and Arterial Stiffness in Normal Pregnancy as Assessed by Applanation Tonometry
Maria L. Macedo, Daniele Luminoso, Makrina D. Savvidou, Carmel M. McEniery, Kypros H. Nicolaides
Hypertension. 2008;51:1047-1051.

Influence of the Menstrual Cycle, Pregnancy, and Preeclampsia on Arterial Stiffness

Amy O. Robb, Nicholas L. Mills, Jehangir N. Din, Imogen B.J. Smith, Finny Paterson,
David E. Newby, Fiona C. Denison
Hypertension. 2009;53:952-958.

Pulse Wave Analysis in Normal Pregnancy - A Prospective Longitudinal Study
Asma Khalil, Eric Jauniaux, Derek Cooper, Kevin Harrington
PLoS ONE 4(7): 6134.

First-trimester markers for the prediction of pre-eclampsia in women with a-priori high risk
A. Khalil, N. J. Cowans, K. Spencer, S. Goichman, H. Meiri, K. Harrington
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 35: 671–679

 

Menopausa

Hormone replacement therapy improves arterial stiffness in normotensive postmenopausal women
Sayaka Miura, Eiichi Tanaka, Akiko Mori, Mayumi Toya, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Kenji Nakahara, Masahide Ohmichi, Hirohisa Kurachi
S. Miura et al. / Maturitas 45 (2003) 293/298

Arterial stiffness is not improved in long-term use of estrogen

Kenny A. Rodriguez-Macias, MD, Tord Naessen, MD, PhDa Annika Boström, MD, and David Bergqvist, MD, PhD
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002;186:189-94.

Arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women - determinants of pulse wave velocity
Corinne E.I. Lebrun, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, Annette A.A. Bak, Frank H. de Jong, Huibert A.P. Pols, Diederick E. Grobbee,
Steven W.J. Lamberts and Michiel L. Bots
J Hypertens 20:2165–2172