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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4070/kcj.2015.45.6.500
  • Journal Name: KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.500-509
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

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.