Arterial Stiffness and Pulse Wave Reflection in Young Adult Heterozygous Sickle Cell Carriers


Bayramoglu T., Akkus O., Nas K., Illyes M., Molnar F., GÜRKAN E. , et al.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.379-386, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjh.2012.0205
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.379-386

Özet

Objective: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and aortic augmentation index (AI) are indicators of arterial stiffness. Pulse wave reflection and arterial stiffness are related to cardiovascular events and sickle cell disease. However, the effect of these parameters on the heterozygous sickle cell trait (HbAS) is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the arterial stiffness and wave reflection in young adult heterozygous sickle cell carriers.