Stiffening of large arteries predicts adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The estimation of the reliability of ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) determination in individual patients was the aim of the study. Seven-day ambulatory pressure monitoring enabled us to obtain 6 values in 6 full consecutive days. The interindividual variation of AASI is large. It is concluded that the determination of AASI from 24-hour blood pressure monitoring should be supplemented by blood pressure self-monitoring lasting several days irrespective of the method of AASI calculation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Scripta Medica Facultatis Medicae Universitatis Brunensis Masarykianae|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
- Ambulatory arterial stiffness index
- Seven-day ambulatory blood pressure monitoring