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- Liu Jinbo,
- Huan Liu,
- Hongwei Zhao,
- Lihong Li,
- Hongyan Shi,
- Yingyan Zhou and
- Hongyu Wang
Arterial stiffness is an independent predictor for vascular diseases. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (CFPWV) and cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) were evaluation index of arterial stiffness. In the present study, we investigated the changes of arterial stiffness after 2-year follow-up in health examination population from Shougang Group.
223 subjects (M/F 213/10) from Shougang Group were enrolled into our present study. CFPWV and CAVI were measured by VS-1000 apparatus. Histories of hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke and other biomarkers such as lipids and blood glucose were collected at baseline and after 2-year follow-up.
There was no significant difference about the incidence of hypertension, DM and CAD after 2-year follow-up. The level of CFPWV was increasing after 2 years (10.87±1.68 vs 11.09±2.05 vs 11.36±2.14 m/s, p=0.046), with increasing level of CAVI (7.77±1.15 vs 8.05±1.10 vs 8.16±1.19, p=0.002). However, there were no significant difference about the levels of body mass index, blood pressure, glucose, uric acid and triglyceride after 2 years, with increasing level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (2.23±0.49 vs 3.01±0.72 vs 3.29±0.79 mmol/L, p<0.001).
Lipids should be focused on monitoring in order to improve vascular function in health examination population.