[Characteristics of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and its relationship with risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in populations having health check-up programs].

Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi

PubMedID: 24739566

Cheng Y, Liu Y, Shuai P, Wang L, Gong L, Li T, Wu Y, Zhang L. [Characteristics of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and its relationship with risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in populations having health check-up programs]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2014;35(2):205-7.
OBJECTIVE
To investigate the characteristics of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV)in populations having health check-up and to explore its relationship with risk factors of cardiovascular diseases.

METHODS
13 841 people who had health check-up were included and their baPWV were tested by automatic arteriosclerosis measurement system. All people were inquired about their diseases history, while height, weight, body mass index(BMI), blood pressure, fasting blood-glucose as well as serum lipid were also measured.

RESULTS
With increasing of age, baPWV were increased both in males and females. The baPWV of male aged less than 60 years was significantly higher than that of female less than 60. Multi-variable regressive analysis showed the age, systolic pressure,BMI, fasting blood-glucose, uric acid and triglyceride were the risk factors of baPWV.

CONCLUSION
BaPWV values of health check-up population in Chengdu area demonstrated different characteristics in different age and gender group. Attention should be paid on baPWV measurement among elder people, especially the elder women, in order to prevent cardiovascular events happening in high risk population.