Artery Research

Volume 25, Issue 1-2, June 2019
Review Article

2. Quality of Reporting in Human Aortic Tissue Research – A Systematic Review

Ya-Hua Chim, Eva Caamaño-Gutiérrez, Rashmi Birla, Jillian Madine, Mark Field, Riaz Akhtar, Hannah Angharad Davies
Pages: 3 - 10
Ex vivo human tissue is a valuable research resource. However, if vital methodological information such as anatomical location, tissue processing procedures, or donor characteristics are not reported in scientific literature to a high standard, studies utilising ex vivo human tissue can be difficult...
Review Article

3. The Role of E-health in 24-h Monitoring of Central Haemodynamics and Vascular Function

Stefano Omboni
Pages: 11 - 17
Recent advances in Pulse Wave Analysis (PWA) technology enable Blood Pressure (BP) measuring devices to combine the non-invasive estimation of different vascular biomarkers in ambulatory conditions. This approach allows obtaining a dynamic assessment of vascular function during the 24-h in the conditions...
Research Article

4. Treatment of White Coat HYpertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET 2) - Feasibility of a Randomized Controlled Trial (Study Protocol)

Michael Okorie, Khalid Ali, Stephen Bremner, Nigel Beckett, Stephen Jackson, Richard Quirk, Colin McAlister, Nicky Perry, John Potter, Christopher Bulpitt, Chakravarthi Rajkumar
Pages: 19 - 25
The results of HYpertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET) were crucial in providing evidence of benefit of the treatment of hypertension in those 80 years or older. Following a subsequent sub study analysis of the HYVET data there is a suggestion that 50% of patients in the main study had White Coat...
Research Article

5. Macro- and Micro-mechanical Properties of the Ovine Aorta: Correlation with Regional Variations in Collagen, Elastin and Glycosaminoglycan Levels

Phakakorn Panpho, Brendan Geraghty, Ya Hua Chim, Hannah A. Davies, Mark L. Field, Jillian Madine, Riaz Akhtar
Pages: 27 - 36
Aortic diseases are a significant cardiovascular health problem and occur in different ways across the vascular tree. Investigation of the mechanical properties of the aorta is important for better understanding of aortic diseases. In this study, the biomechanical and biochemical properties of the ovine...
Research Article

6. Assessment of Arterial Stiffness Index Calculated from Accelerated Photoplethysmography

Tomoaki Murakami, Katsunori Asai, Yoshinori Kadono, Takeo Nishida, Hajime Nakamura, Haruhiko Kishima
Pages: 37 - 40
Objective: An Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI) can be obtained by measuring finger photoplethysmogram using the SB200 pulse oximeter, giving a level between 1 and 6. However, it was unclear whether this method accurately reflected arterial stiffness. Brachial–Ankle Pulse Wave Velocity (baPWV) is an established...
Research Article

7. Association between Irritable Affective Temperament and Nighttime Peripheral and Central Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertension

Beáta Kőrösi, Dóra Batta, Xénia Gonda, Zoltán Rihmer, Zsófia Nemcsik-Bencze, Andrea László, Milán Vecsey-Nagy, János Nemcsik
Pages: 41 - 47
Background: Affective temperaments (depressive, anxious, cyclothymic, irritable and hyperthymic) have important role in psychopathology, but cumulating data support their involvement in vascular pathology, especially in hypertension as well. The aim of our study was to evaluate their associations with...
Research Article

8. Integrated Central Blood Pressure-aortic Stiffness Risk Categories and Cardiovascular Mortality in End-stage Renal Disease

Dóra Batta, Ádám Tabák, Beáta Kőrösi, Orsolya Cseprekál, József Egresits, András Tislér, János Nemcsik
Pages: 49 - 55
Background: Our aim was to study the predictive power of integrated central blood pressure-aortic stiffness (ICPS) risk categories on cardiovascular (CV) mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective study of 91 ESRD patients on hemodialysis...
Research Article

9. Effects of a Personalized Physical Exercise Program in the Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

Telmo Pereira, Fabiana Santos, Inês Cipriano
Pages: 57 - 64
Introduction: This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of a tailored exercise intervention programme in the Arterial Stiffness (AS) of old adults. Methods: Non-randomized intervention study, enrolling 32 community dwelling old adults, aged over 65 years (mean age: 83.28 ± 8.29 years), with no prior...
Research Article

10. Plasma Cathepsin L Level is Positively Associated with Arterial Stiffness in Geriatric Patients

Jun Xu, Feng-Feng Pan, Chan-Chan Xu, Yuan Zhong, Ting-Jun Hu, Guo-Xiang Fu
Pages: 65 - 69
Background: Cathepsin L (Cat L) is involved in the regulation of vascular aging processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between plasma Cat L level and arterial stiffness marker through brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) in geriatric patients. Methods: Cross-sectional...
Research Article

11. Arterial Stiffness, Central Blood Pressure, and Cardiac Biomarkers in Long-Distance Walkers

Wátila Moura Sousa, Maicon Borges Euzébio, Priscila Valverde de Oliveira Vitorino, Ana Luiza Sousa, Thiago Veiga Jardim, Paulo Cesar Veiga Jardim, Antonio Coca, Gonzalo Grazioli, Eduardo Costa Duarte Barbosa, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso
Pages: 71 - 76
The cardiovascular effects of long-distance and -duration activities and their relationship with arterial stiffness and cardiac biomarkers are still unclear. This study aimed to assess arterial stiffness and Central Blood Pressure (cBP) and correlate them with cardiac biomarkers in long-distance walkers...
Case Report

12. Little Old Ladies’ Eye

Martin Middeke, Joachim Nasemann, Friedrich Cameron Luft
Pages: 77 - 80