Volume 27, Issue 3, September 2021
1. Reliability of Finger Photoplethysmogram Assessment: Effect of Mental Stress and Day-to-Day Variability
Marina Fukuie, Takashi Tarumi, Takayuki Yamabe, Jun Sugawara
Pages: 107 - 111
Frequent assessment of vascular health (e.g., arterial stiffness) may predict the incidence of cardiovascular disease. The Second Derivative of the finger Photoplethysmogram Aging Index (SDPTGAI) may be used as an index of vascular aging and a screening tool for arteriosclerotic disease. To test its...
2. Birth Weight in Relation to Post-Natal Growth Patterns as Predictor of Arterial Stiffness and Central Hemodynamics in Young Adults from a Population-based Study
Johannes Sperling, Shantanu Sharma, Peter M. Nilsson
Pages: 112 - 120
Objective: Our aim was to examine the impact of mismatch patterns reflecting pre- and post-natal growth conditions on markers of arterial stiffness and central hemodynamics in young adults. Methods: In all, 1056 participants from Malmö Offspring Study, 484 men and 572 women (age-range 18–44 years),...
3. Pre-existing Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in Young Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke caused by Large Artery Atherosclerosis or Small Artery Occlusion
Hui Li, Dan Du, Juan Chen, Xiang Wang, Yuanliang Xie
Pages: 121 - 128
Objective: To explore the characteristics of pre-existing Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (CSVD) in young patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) caused by large artery atherosclerosis or small artery occlusion. Methods: A total of 400 patients with suspected stroke or transient ischemic attack who...
4. Association between Life Stressors and Arterial Stiffness: The Finnish Retirement and Aging Study
Saana Karelius, Jussi Vahtera, Olli J. Heinonen, Teemu J. Niiranen, Sari Stenholm
Pages: 129 - 134
Objective: Besides traditional risk factors, other factors such as life stressors are linked with incident cardiovascular disease. However, the underlying mechanisms for this association remain mostly unknown. We studied the relation of life stressors (job strain, sleep loss due to worry, illness or...