(b) p < 0.01 with respect to the HTII group; HR: heart rate; BMI: body mass index; PP: pulse pressure: CBP: central blood pressure
; PBP: peripheral blood pressure; SCBP and SPBP: systolic central and peripheral blood pressure, respectively; DCBP: diastolic central blood pressure
; PPA: pulse pressure amplification; E: elastic value; GOF: goodness of fit.
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In a study, the researchers found that central blood pressure
(the pressure in the aorta, near the heart) was higher in the African-American men, but no difference was seen in brachial blood pressure (measured on the arm) between the two groups.
In a pilot study of 15 such men (average age 55 years), low-dose sildenafil added to the patient's usual antihypertensive regimen significantly reduced peripheral and central blood pressure
, pulse pressure, and markers of ventricular systolic stress and myocardial oxygen demand.
"Physicians often feel that [blood pressure lowering] will do more harm by reducing central blood pressure
, that this will cut oxygen supply to the brain surrounding the stroke," said Mr.