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16th World Cardiology Congress

Dubai, UAE

Sekib Sokolovic

Sekib Sokolovic

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Title: The correlation of Body Mass Index and Arterial Stiffness


Biography: Sekib Sokolovic


Introduction: The correlation between the arterial stiffness and Body Mass Index (BMI) evaluated in our study. Measurement of the arterial stiffness is recommended in new ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension.

Material and Method: In order to evaluate arterial stiffness, the measurement of aortic pulse wave velocity, (APWV) and Augmentation Index (AI) was performed using Agedio Arteriography. The estimation of cardiovascular risk factors was performed in all 112 subjects and two groups were formed: Hypertensive patients and Normotensives. BMI has been calculated in each subject. The open outpatient controlled prospective study has been designed.

Results: Preliminary results showed the significant increase in PWV with average values of 10,1 m/sec in hypertensive patients compared to 7,7 m/sec in normotensive ones. The Augmentation index was borderline at 32,75%, ranging from 24-56% vs 27,25%. Average blood pressure was 172/109,5mmHg, compared to 128/82    mmHG and heart rate was 70b/min in average vs. 89,5b/m. The BMI showed relationship between arterial stiffness in hypertensive versus normotensives.

Conclusion: The arterial stiffness has been proved significant in hypertensive patients and high BMI is important cardiovascular risk factor.