Proposed cutoff value of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity for the management of hypertension

Toshiaki Ohkuma, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Kazuomi Kario, Satoshi Hoshide, Yoshikuni Kita, Toyoshi Inoguchi, Yasutaka Maeda, Katsuhiko Kohara, Yasuharu Tabara, Motoyuki Nakamura, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Hirotaka Watada, Masanori Munakata, Mitsuru Ohishi, Norihisa Ito, Michinari Nakamura, Tetsuo Shoji, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Akira Yamashina

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Abstract

Background: The optimal cutoff values of the brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) were examined in patients with hypertension. Methods and Results: A total of 7,656 participants were followed prospectively. The hazard ratio for the development of CVD increased significantly as the baPWV increased, independent of conventional risk factors. The receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis showed that the optimal cutoff values for predicting CVD was 18.3 m/s. This cutoff value significantly predicted THE incidence of CVD. Conclusions: The present analysis suggests that the optimal cutoff value for CVD in patients with hypertension is 18.3 m/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1540-1542
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation Journal
Volume81
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Keywords

  • Arterial stiffness
  • Hypertension
  • Pulse wave velocity

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    Ohkuma, T., Tomiyama, H., Ninomiya, T., Kario, K., Hoshide, S., Kita, Y., Inoguchi, T., Maeda, Y., Kohara, K., Tabara, Y., Nakamura, M., Ohkubo, T., Watada, H., Munakata, M., Ohishi, M., Ito, N., Nakamura, M., Shoji, T., Vlachopoulos, C., & Yamashina, A. (2017). Proposed cutoff value of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity for the management of hypertension. Circulation Journal, 81(10), 1540-1542. https://doi.org/10.1253/circj.CJ-17-0636