Central Blood Pressure and End-organ Damage

Author(s): Katsuhiko Kohara

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 8 , Issue 2 , 2012

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While the majority of cross-sectional publications report that central blood pressure (BP) is more closely associated with end organ damage, which includes left ventricular hypertrophy, carotid atherosclerosis, and brain and renal damage, than is peripheral BP, the superiority of central BP over peripheral BP has not been consistently observed in recent studies. This discrepancy may be due to a recent finding demonstrating the negative impact of obesity and obesityrelated disorders on central BP. Longitudinal studies are therefore necessary to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of central over peripheral BP in assessing the progression of end-organ damage.

Keywords: End-organ damage, left ventricular hypertrophy, carotid atherosclerosis, brain small vessel disease, renal damage, Hypertrophy, retina arteriovenous index

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Year: 2012
Page: [100 - 107]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157340212800840636
Price: $65

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