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J Hypertens. 2009 Oct;27(10):2022-7. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32832e94e7.

Comparison between carotid-femoral and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity as measures of arterial stiffness.

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Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA. htanaka@mail.utexas.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Arterial stiffness is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) is the most recognized and established index of arterial stiffness. An emerging automatic measure of PWV primarily used in the Asian countries is brachial-ankle PWV (baPWV).

METHOD:

To systematically compare these two methodologies, we conducted a multicenter study involving a total of 2287 patients.

RESULTS:

There was a significant positive relation between baPWV and cfPWV (r = 0.73). Average baPWV was approximately 20% higher than cfPWV. Both cfPWV and baPWV were significantly and positively associated with age (r = 0.56 and 0.64), systolic blood pressure (r = 0.49 and 0.61), and the Framingham risk score (r = 0.48 and 0.63). The areas under the receiver operating curves (ROCs) of PWV to predict the presence of both stroke and coronary artery disease were comparable between cfPWV and baPWV.

CONCLUSION:

Collectively, these results indicate that cfPWV and baPWV are indices of arterial stiffness that exhibit similar extent of associations with cardiovascular disease risk factors and clinical events.

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10.1097/HJH.0b013e32832e94e7
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