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central blood pressure

Blood pressure in the heart chambers, in a great vein, or close to the heart. If determined in a vein, it is termed central venous pressure; if in the aorta or a similar large artery close to the heart, it is designated central arterial pressure.
See also: blood pressure
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(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.
Sung et al., "Derivation and validation of diagnostic thresholds for central blood pressure measurements based on long-term cardiovascular risks," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.
Boutouyrie, "Establishing reference values for central blood pressure and its amplification in a general healthy population and according to cardiovascular risk factors," European Heart Journal, vol.
(2014) Effects of resistance training on central blood pressure in obese young men.
Wilkinson, "Atenolol and eprosartan: dfferential effects on central blood pressure and aortic pulse wave velocity," American Journal of Hypertension, vol.
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.

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