Artery Research

Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2010
Research Article

1. Isolated systolic hypertension and the J-curve of cardiovascular disease risk

Stanley S. Franklin
Pages: 1 - 6
Controversy persists regarding the presence and significance of blood pressure “J-curves” of increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk as they relate to older people with isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). Age is an important effect modifier favoring diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in young adults,...
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2. Acute and chronic effects of acupuncture on radial artery: A randomized double blind study in migraine

Pierre Boutouyrie, Robert Corvisier, Kim-Than Ong, Claire Vulser, Catherine Lassalle, Michel Azizi, Brigitte Laloux, Stéphane Laurent
Pages: 7 - 14
Background: Acupuncture is an accepted treatment for migraine. Palpation of the radial pulses is one of the most important techniques in traditional Chinese medicine both for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment efficacy. The objective of the present study was to investigate the acute and chronic effects...
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3. Racial differences in relation between carotid and radial augmentation index☆

Jun Sugawara, Hidehiko Komine, Mutsuko Yoshiwaza, Takashi Tarumi, Seiji Maeda, Hirofumi Tanaka
Pages: 15 - 18
Background: Augmented central artery wave reflection is a cardiovascular disease risk factor. Augmentation index (AI) obtained from peripheral artery waveforms provides qualitatively similar information to AI from central artery waveforms. Little information is available, however, regarding the influence...
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4. The assessment of carotid–femoral distance for aortic pulse wave velocity: Should it be estimated from body height?☆

Jan Filipovský, Otto Mayer, Milena Dolejšová, Jitka Seidlerová
Pages: 19 - 23
Background: Aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) can be biased by the measurement of carotid–femoral (c-f) distance on body surface. We wondered whether the estimation of distance according to body height could be used. Methods: Three cohorts of altogether 596 subjects (mean age 58.9 years) were studied....
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5. Multiple splenic artery aneurysms in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: A case report, brief literature review and discussion

David Busel, Alonso Yanez, Edgard Jimenez, Christopher K. Johansen
Pages: 24 - 26
Multiple splenic artery aneurysms in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: A case report, brief literature review and discussion.
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6. Carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity: Impact of different arterial path length measurements

Jun Sugawara, Koichiro Hayashi, Takashi Yokoi, Hirofumi Tanaka
Pages: 27 - 31
Background: Carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) is the most established index of arterial stiffness. Yet there is no consensus on the methodology in regard to the arterial path length measurements conducted on the body surface. Currently, it is not known to what extent the differences in the arterial...