Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCMC-6-193

    Correlation between age and pulse wave velocity in adults, salvador, bahia, brazil in a populationbased study: Design, methods and preliminary results

    Rodrigo Lins Sant’ana De Lima, Andréa Monteiro de Amorim, Raquel Cunha Dantas, Roberta de Castro Araújo Cunha, Diorlene Oliveira da Silva, Paloma Maria Novaes de Castro Ferreira, Bernardo de Maria Moreira Ourives, Vascor Team and Lucélia Batista Neves Cunha Magalhães*

    Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Brazil. The pulse wave velocity (PWV) is an independent cardiovascular risk factor detecting arterial

    stiffness, correlated to age, among other variables.

    Objective: Analyze age (i) and PWV correlation on individuals aged ≥ 18 years.

    Methods: A cross-sectional exploratory study on a representative population of a community in Salvador-Bahia-Brazil. The data were obtained from a simple random sample, including 301 individuals, over 12 census sectors. 95 individuals of both sexes were initially assessed, from November 2016 to February 2018. Home visits were carried out to fi ll out individual and home records and to schedule examinations, including PWV measurement, in an outpatient clinic.


    Published on: Sep 6, 2019 Pages: 61-66

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000093
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