[Arterial stiffness measurement for cardiovascular risk classification in high blood pressure patients]

Soto N, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32017000278
Authors' recommendations: There is no evidence on the usefulness of arterial stiffness measurement in improving the management and clinical outcomes of high blood pressure patients. There is moderate-quality evidence indicating that arterial stiffness is an independent predictive factor of cardiovascular disease and mortality, and mortality due to all causes, both in the general population and in high blood pressure patients. Most clinical practice guidelines consider it might be useful as a source of information in addition to that obtained from standard risk factors, as an aid to classify the risk for cardiovascular disease. The health sponsors consulted do not cover this technology.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Risk Factors
  • Vascular Stiffness
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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