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Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Swaminathan, RV; Alexander, KP
Published in: Am J Geriatr Cardiol
2006

Pulse pressure provides information beyond systolic and diastolic blood pressures, from which it is calculated. The majority of individuals older than 70 years have a widened pulse pressure resulting from age-related stiffening of the central elastic arteries and systolic hypertension. A widened pulse pressure is associated with cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and smoking. It also predicts a higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, stroke, renal disease, heart failure, and mortality, particularly in the elderly. The authors review the mechanisms that contribute to pulse pressure and the association between pulse pressure, vascular risk factors, and outcomes.

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Am J Geriatr Cardiol

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ISSN

1076-7460

Publication Date

2006

Volume

15

Issue

4

Start / End Page

226 / 232

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vascular Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Risk Factors
  • Pulse
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Humans
  • Disease Progression
  • Dementia
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology
 

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Swaminathan, R. V., & Alexander, K. P. (2006). Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications. Am J Geriatr Cardiol, 15(4), 226–232. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1076-7460.2006.04774.x
Swaminathan, Rajesh V., and Karen P. Alexander. “Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications.Am J Geriatr Cardiol 15, no. 4 (2006): 226–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1076-7460.2006.04774.x.
Swaminathan RV, Alexander KP. Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2006;15(4):226–32.
Swaminathan, Rajesh V., and Karen P. Alexander. “Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications.Am J Geriatr Cardiol, vol. 15, no. 4, 2006, pp. 226–32. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1076-7460.2006.04774.x.
Swaminathan RV, Alexander KP. Pulse pressure and vascular risk in the elderly: associations and clinical implications. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2006;15(4):226–232.

Published In

Am J Geriatr Cardiol

DOI

ISSN

1076-7460

Publication Date

2006

Volume

15

Issue

4

Start / End Page

226 / 232

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vascular Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Risk Factors
  • Pulse
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Humans
  • Disease Progression
  • Dementia
  • Cardiovascular System & Hematology