Ambulatory arterial stiffness index does not accurately assess arterial stiffness
Introduction: The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), derived from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recordings, has been proposed as a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness. However, there is controversy to what extent it reflects stiffness or is affected by other parameters. Using a previously validated one-dimensional computer model of the arterial circulation, the relative importance of the different determinants of the AASI was explored.
Keywords: ambulatory arterial stiffness index ; ambulatory blood pressure ; arterial stiffness ; blood pressure ; monitoring ; Blood-Pressure-Measurements ; Cardiovascular Mortality ; Independent Predictor ; Population
Record created on 2012-03-15, modified on 2016-08-09