Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2008
Alun D. Hughes, Kim H. Parker, Justin E. Davies
Pages: 51 - 59
The intermittent ejection of blood by the ventricle results in pulsatile pressure and flow waveforms in the circulation. Understanding and characterizing this pulsatile behaviour is attracting increasing clinical interest, as it may have important implications for risk prediction and the mechanisms of...
2. The effects of central arterial pressure and autonomic dysfunction on elevations in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in men with diabetes
S. Bunce, A. Stride, C. Matthews, S. Shaw, J.C. Smith
Pages: 60 - 66
Background: In diabetes, left ventricular dysfunction independent of coronary disease is common and is associated with elevations in NT-proBNP. Our aims were to determine the relative importance of central aortic pressure, cardiovascular autonomic function and arterial stiffness as predictors of elevated...
3. Canola oil decreases cholesterol and improves endothelial function in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease – a pilot study☆
Hans Stricker, Francesca Duchini, Marco Facchini, Giorgio Mombelli
Pages: 67 - 73
Background: Dietary supplementation with omega-3 PUFAs has been shown to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This pilot study investigated the effects of supplementation with plant-derived omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs in patients with atherosclerosis. Methods: Forty patients with PAD supplemented...
4. Agreement between carotid and radial augmentation index: Does medication status affect the relation?☆
Jun Sugawara, Hidehiko Komine, Koichiro Hayashi, Mutsuko Yoshizawa, Takashi Yokoi, Seiji Maeda, Hirofumi Tanaka
Pages: 74 - 76
Central augmentation index (AI) is an index for arterial stiffness and wave reflection, but the measurement requires technical precision. We recently reported that AI obtained directly from radial arterial pressure waveforms (without using the general transfer function) could provide equivalent information...