Measurement of arterial stiffness: A novel tool of risk stratification in hypertension

János Nemcsik, Orsolya Cseprekál, A. Tislér

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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries worldwide, despite highly effective preventive treatments available. As a difference continues to exist between the estimated and true number of events, further improvement of risk stratification is an essential part of cardiovascular research. Among hypertensive patients measurement of arterial stiffness parameters, like carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) or brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) can contribute to the identification of high-risk subpopulation of patients. This is a hot topic of vascular research including the possibility of the non-invasive measurement of central hemodynamics, wave reflections and recently, 24-h arterial stiffness monitoring as well. This chapter discusses the past and the present of this area including the scientific achievements with cfPWV, baPWV and other measures, provides a short overview of methodologies and the representation of arterial stiffness parameters in guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019



  • Arterial stiffness
  • Guidelines
  • Hypertension
  • Pulse wave velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Nemcsik, J., Cseprekál, O., & Tislér, A. (2016). Measurement of arterial stiffness: A novel tool of risk stratification in hypertension. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (pp. 475-488). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 956). Springer New York LLC.