Is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with increased arterial stiffness?

Julie H Janner, David A McAllister, Nina S Godtfredsen, Eva Prescott, Jørgen Vestbo

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Abstract

We hypothesize that airflow limitation is associated with increasing arterial stiffness and that having COPD increases a non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness - the aortic augmentation index (AIx) - independently of other CVD risk factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-405
Number of pages9
JournalRespiratory Medicine
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Arterial stiffness
  • Augmentation index
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY

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