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


Therapy and drugs

Comparison of the Effects of Antihypertensive Agents on Central Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Isolated Systolic Hypertension
Isla S. Mackenzie, Carmel M. McEniery, Zahid Dhakam, Morris J. Brown, John R. Cockcroft, Ian B. Wilkinson
Hypertension. 2009;54:409-413.

Beta-blockers for hypertension: Are they going out of style?

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Arterial stiffness and central hemodynamics in treated hypertensive subjects according to brachial blood pressure classification
Michel E. Safar, Jacques Blacher, Athanase Protogerou and
Apostolos Achimastos
Journal of Hypertension 2008, 26:130–137

A comparison of atenolol and nebivolol in isolated systolic hypertension

Zahid Dhakam, Yasmin, Carmel M. McEniery, Tim Burton, Morris J. Brown and Ian B. Wilkinson
Journal of Hypertension 2008, 26:351–356

Central Blood Pressure Measurements and Antihypertensive Therapy - A Consensus Document

Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Giuseppe Mancia, Michael F. O’Rourke, Mary J. Roman, Michel E. Safar,
Harold Smulyan, Ji-Guang Wang, Ian B. Wilkinson, Bryan Williams, Charalambos Vlachopoulos
Hypertension. 2007;50:154-160.

Reducing arterial stiffness and wave reflection - Quest for the Holy Grail?
Azra Mahmud
Artery Research (2007) 1, 13-19

Long-Term Effectiveness of Extended-Release Nitrate for the Treatment of Systolic Hypertension
Gordon S. Stokes, Alexandra J Bune, Natasha Huon, Edward S. Barin
Hypertension. 2005;45:380-384.

Effect of Different Antihypertensive Drug Classes on Central Aortic Pressure

Trefor Morgan, Jann Lauri, Denise Bertram, and Adrianne Anderson
AJH 2004; 17:118–123

Effect of Amlodipine, Quinapril, and Losartan on Pulse Wave Velocity and Plasma Collagen Markers in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Arterial Hypertension
Marek Rajzer, Marek Klocek, and Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
AJH 2003; 16:439–444

Long-Term Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering on Arterial Wall Stiffness in Hypertensive Patients
Atsuhiro Ichihara, Matsuhiko Hayashi, Yukako Koura, Yuko Tada, Nobuhisa Hirota, and Takao Saruta
AJH 2003; 16:959–965

Effects of Isosorbide Mononitrate and AII Inhibition on Pulse Wave Reflection in Hypertension
Gordon S. Stokes, Edward S. Barin, Kerry L. Gilfillan
Hypertension. 2003;41:297-301.

Clinical Applications of Arterial Stiffness:
Therapeutics and Pharmacology

Stéphane Laurent, Bronwyn Kingwell, Alan Bank, Michael Weber, and Harry Struijker-Boudier
AJH 2002; 15:453–458

Assessment of arterial stiffness in clinical practice
I.S. Mackenzie, I.B. Wilkinson and J.R. Cockroft
Q J Med 2002; 95:67–74

Vasoactive Drugs Influence Aortic Augmentation Index Independently of Pulse-Wave Velocity in Healthy Men

R.P. Kelly, S.C. Millasseau, J.M. Ritter, P.J. Chowienczyk
Hypertension. 2001;37:1429-1433.