Recommendations for Improving and Standardizing Vascular Research on Arterial Stiffness: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Raymond R. Townsend, Ian B. Wilkinson, Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Alberto P. Avolio, Julio A. Chirinos, John R. Cockcroft, Kevin S. Heffernan, Edward G. Lakatta, Carmel M. McEniery, Gary F. Mitchell, Samer S. Najjar, Wilmer W. Nichols, Elaine M. Urbina, Thomas Weber

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Abstract

Measuring arterial stiffness has been established clinically through longitudinal studies in which it has independently predicted death and standard cardiovascular end points. A number of devices and approaches have been developed to assess this parameter, providing both challenges and opportunities for the advancement of this aspect of the science of hemodynamics. Wider appreciation of the role of arterial stiffness beyond BP levels in clinical medicine and clinical research is an ongoing journey, and its indication for use in the clinic requires further study. We hope this summary statement represents a step forward in this journey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-722
Number of pages25
JournalHypertension
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2015

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • arterial stiffness
  • cardiovascular risk
  • guideline
  • large arteries
  • methodology
  • pulse-wave velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Townsend, R. R., Wilkinson, I. B., Schiffrin, E. L., Avolio, A. P., Chirinos, J. A., Cockcroft, J. R., Heffernan, K. S., Lakatta, E. G., McEniery, C. M., Mitchell, G. F., Najjar, S. S., Nichols, W. W., Urbina, E. M., & Weber, T. (2015). Recommendations for Improving and Standardizing Vascular Research on Arterial Stiffness: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension, 66(3), 698-722. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYP.0000000000000033