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The journal "Ateroskleroz"

2011 year, number 1

Modern indices of the rigidity of arterial walls

A.A. Kuznetsov, K.N. Khristoforov, T.M. Krupa, L.D. Latyntseva, I.V. Lapitskaj, E.M. Avdeeva, E.G. Tikhonova, K.YU. Nikolaev, O.D. Rymar, YU.P. Nikitin
Keywords: arterial rigidity, reflected systolic wave, interval QKd
Pages: 31-34


In the investigation of the indices of arterial rigidity as the independent predictors of cardiovascular events, new parameters are considered: characterization of the reflected systolic wave and determination of the QKd interval. Examination of 290 persons revealed that the significant independent determinants for the value of the reflected systolic wave were the age of patients, body mass, arterial hypertension, and pulse pressure; for the QKd index - pulse pressure. In light of the outlooks of the clinical use of these indices, it appears necessary to study their determinants.