central blood pressure


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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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Taaffe DR, Galvao DA, Sharman JE, Coombes JS (2007) Reduced central blood pressure in older adults following progressive resistance training.
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, which was 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.
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.
Studies have also established that elevated central blood pressure is an independent predictor of heart attack and stroke, and that reducing central blood pressures helped lower the risk of cardiovascular events.

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