Assessment of arterial stiffness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by a novel method Cardio-ankle vascular index

Aykan A. C. , Gokdeniz T., Boyaci F., Gul I., Hatem E., Kalaycioglu E., ...Daha Fazla

HERZ, cilt.39, ss.822-827, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-013-3902-3
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.822-827


Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Increased arterial stiffness is associated with the presence and severity of cardiovascular disease. The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new method for assessment of arterial stiffness that is not influenced by blood pressure at the time of measurement and is significantly correlated with the presence and severity of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether there is an association between the spirometric severity of COPD, according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria, with arterial stiffness as assessed by CAVI.