The take-away from this study was that measurements of central blood pressure
could more accurately predict who may be at greatest risk of future cognitive decline.
2014) Effects of resistance training on central blood pressure
in obese young men.
University of Illinois researchers have found that young and healthy African-American men have higher central blood pressure
, and their blood vessels are stiffer compared to their white counterparts.
Regression of left ventricular hypertrophy is more closely associated with patients' central blood pressure
than with their brachial blood pressure, the authors asserted.
Empirical Technologies is a Charlottesville-based bioscience company that produces their CareTaker product that records, beat by beat, central blood pressure
, heart rate and respiration rate in a magnetic imager.
As an additional finding we noted that the central blood pressure
in the aorta improved as well.
The non-invasive measurement of central blood pressure
and arterial stiffness is particularly important for drug development, which requires accurate, insightful data to fully understand the efficacy of new drugs.