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Association of Aging, Arterial Stiffness and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Murugu Veerasamy, Professor Gary Ford, Dr Alan Bagnall, Dr Guy MacGowan, Dr Rajiv Das, Dr Vijay Kunadian

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Abstract

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western World. Primary and secondary prevention strategies have improved tremendously. Conventional risk factors are identified and treated with intensive pharmacotherapy. Despite these measures, the incidence of CHD is on the rise in developed countries. Arterial stiffness has been identified as an independent risk factor for the development of CHD, both in the general population and in those with established CHD. This review examines the association of arterial stiffness with cardiovascular disease.


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Author(s): Veerasamy M, Ford GA, Neely D, Bagnall A, Macgowan G, Das R, Kunadian V

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cardiology in Review

Year: 2014

Volume: 22

Issue: 5

Pages: 223-232

Print publication date: 01/09/2014

Online publication date: 15/01/2014

ISSN (print): 1061-5377

ISSN (electronic): 1538-4683

URL: http://dx.doi.org/0.1097/CRD.0000000000000009

DOI: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000009

PubMed id: 24441048


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