Central blood pressure parameters in young adults with and without parental history of hypertension

Central BP in young with parental history of HTN

Abstract

Hypertension is increasingly being found in children and adolescence. The purpose of this study was to find out differences in the central arterial (aortic) blood pressure parameters in young adults with hypertensive and normotensive parents. 109 healthy volunteers between the ages of 17 and 25 years were enrolled for the study after taking consent. Brachial artery pressures and aortic parameters were recorded using PeriScope™ which determines aortic parameters and functional vascular age non-invasively based on oscillometric method. The results of this study showed no statistically significant difference between offspring of hypertensive parents and offspring of normotensive parents.

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Author Biographies

Mohammed Abdul Hannan Hazari, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Professor, Department of Physiology,
Hyderabad-500058, Telangana, India.

Mehnaaz Sameera Arifuddin, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology,
Hyderabad-500058, Telangana, India.

Hamza Zoeb Hussain, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Graduate student,
Hyderabad-500058, Telangana, India.

Farah Fatima, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Graduate student,
Hyderabad-500058, Telangana, India.

Nudrath Kahkashan, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Graduate student,
Hyderabad-500058, Telangana, India.

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Published
2017-03-31
How to Cite
HAZARI, Mohammed Abdul Hannan et al. Central blood pressure parameters in young adults with and without parental history of hypertension. Annals of Medical Physiology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 16-21, mar. 2017. ISSN 2456-8422. Available at: <http://amphysiol.com/index.php/amp/article/view/v1i1.262334>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.23921/amp.2017v1i1.262334.
Section
Original Research Articles

Keywords

Central aortic pressure
Parental history of hypertension
PeriScope
Augmentation pressure
Augmentation index

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