Impaired aortic stiffness and pulse wave velocity in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion.

Kaderli A. A. , Kaderli B., Gullulu S., Avci R.

Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie, vol.248, no.3, pp.369-74, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aortic distensibility (AD) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) reflect arterial stiffness, which is linked to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in different diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, all of which are also common risk factors in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). In the present study, we aimed to determine whether arterial stiffness in different segments of the arterial tree is increased in patients with BRVO.