YI 1.5 Ten Years of Ageing in the Middle-Aged Does not Increase Input Impedance or Wave Reflection–Insights from the Asklepios Study
- 10.2991/artres.k.201209.005How to use a DOI?
- Aging; impedance; wave reflection
Background: The changes experienced by the arterial system due to ageing are still incompletely understood. The aim of this study is to analyze the 10-year longitudinal evolution of input impedance parameters and wave reflection indices in a middle-aged population, and how these effective changes compare to what was anticipated from a previous cross-sectional study .
Methods: The Asklepios study is a longitudinal population study including 2026 apparently healthy middle-aged subjects at inclusion (52% females), who underwent two rounds of measurements of carotid pressure (applanation tonometry) and central flow (ultrasound), with a follow-up time of 10.14 ± 1.39 years. Subjects were classified into half-decades of age (35–40, 41–45, 46–50, 51–56) according to their age at baseline. Input impedance and wave reflection parameters were derived using frequency-domain methods. Arterial compliance was estimated from the pulse pressure method (CPPM). Linear mixed-effects models were used to evaluate the longitudinal trajectories of the parameters.
Results: Figure shows the predicted longitudinal trajectories and rates of change per decade of input impedance parameters and wave reflection indices. Longitudinal changes of some variables opposed to what was anticipated from the cross-sectional data. CPPM increased with ageing mainly in younger males. Characteristic impedance decreased with age in younger subjects while increased for the older subjects in the study. Wave reflection decreased with ageing, whereas resistance increased in women and decreased in men.
Conclusions: We conclude that the effective impact of aging on arterial system properties is not well reflected by cross-sectional studies.
- © 2020 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - JOUR AU - Daimé Campos Arias AU - Marc L. De Buyzere AU - Julio A. Chirinos AU - Ernst R. Rietzschel AU - Patrick Segers PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/31 TI - YI 1.5 Ten Years of Ageing in the Middle-Aged Does not Increase Input Impedance or Wave Reflection–Insights from the Asklepios Study JO - Artery Research SP - S5 EP - S6 VL - 26 IS - Supplement 1 SN - 1876-4401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.201209.005 DO - 10.2991/artres.k.201209.005 ID - Arias2020 ER -