Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 8th, 2008
"Higher pulse pressure in older women as compared to men is often attributed to increased aortic wall stiffness and premature wave reflection. To evaluate this hypothesis, we measured central aortic input impedance, pulse wave velocity, and wave reflection in 408 older men and women (age range, 69 to 94 yr, mean 75 yr) participating in the community-based Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study (AGES-Reykjavik). Women as compared to men had higher pulse pressure (75.8...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Women's Health Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.