A Novel Echocardiographic Method for Assessing Arterial Stiffness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome


Akdag S. , Akyol A. , Cakmak H. A. , Günbatar H. , Asker M. , Babat N. , ...More

KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.45, no.6, pp.500-509, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4070/kcj.2015.45.6.500
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.500-509

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with increased arterial stiffness and cardiovascular complications. The objective of this study was to assess whether the color M-mode-derived propagation velocity of the descending thoracic aorta (aortic velocity propagation, AVP) was an echocardiographic marker for arterial stiffness in OSAS.