Arterial Stiffness in Haemodialyzed Patients: Findings and Controversies

Author(s): Edmundo Cabrera-Fischer, Yanina Zocalo, Sandra Wray, Daniel Bia*

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 2 , 2018

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Vascular research in end-stage renal diseases is an interesting field in which the characterization of arterial stiffness proved to be valuable to predict morbidity and mortality. Particularly, patients on renal replacement therapy have been reported to have significant increases in arterial stiffness and cardiovascular mortality. The clinical relevance of the measurement of arterial stiffness is linked to therapeutical and preventive interventions. The purpose of this work is to analyze the results of the scientific research in the field of arterial stiffness, in which hemodialyzed patients were involved, emphasizing on clinical and in-vitro research carried out by our group compared to contributions previously reported in the specialized literature. These investigations are necessary to improve diagnostic strategies and monitor the arterial response to therapeutical interventions in chronic kidney disease.

Keywords: Arterial stiffness, aortic stiffness, pulse wave velocity, hemodialysis, vascular access, chronic kidney disease.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 03 August, 2018
Page: [100 - 106]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573402114666180413115431
Price: $65

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