Factors Associated to Arterial Stiffness in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease

Germano-Soares, Antonio Henrique, Farah, Breno Quintella, Andrade-Lima, Aluísio, Domingues, Wagner Ribeiro, Cavalcante, Bruno Remígio, de Almeida Correia, Marilia, Wolosker, Nelson, Cucato, Gabriel and Ritti-Dias, Raphael Mendes (2019) Factors Associated to Arterial Stiffness in Patients With Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 61. pp. 78-82. ISSN 0890-5096

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2019.04.036


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify the clinical factors associated with arterial stiffness in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease.

METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 181 patients (67% men; mean aged 66 ± 9 years) were recruited and had their central arterial stiffness assessed by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV). Clinical characteristics are sociodemographic data, body mass index, comorbid conditions, and walking capacity.

RESULTS: Multiple linear regression analysis showed that age (b = 0.182, P = 0.032), body mass index (b = 0.254, P = 0.002), and mean blood pressure (b = 0.249, P = 0.021) were positively associated with cf-PWV.

CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that the aging, elevated body mass index, and higher blood pressure are clinical factors associated with increased arterial stiffness in patients with peripheral artery disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 15:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41385

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