Bone Mineral Density Is Negatively Associated With Arterial Stiffness in Men With Hypertension

Xue Song Li, Hui He, Yi Lin Zhao, Ying Li, Zhi Ping Liu, Tiemin Liu, Yong Zhang, Kai Jiang Yu, Rui Tao Wang

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Hypertension (HTN) and osteoporosis are associated with the development and progress of atherosclerosis. However, little research has been conducted to examine the relationship between arterial stiffness and bone mineral density (BMD) in men with HTN. This cross-sectional study recruited 355 men with HTN and 353 control patients without HTN. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and BMD measurements were performed. BMD was decreased and baPWV was elevated in patients with HTN compared with control patients (femoral neck BMD in the HTN and control groups were 0.662±0.195 g/cm2 and 0.713±0.204 g/cm2, respectively [P=.001], and baPWV in the HTN and control groups were 1403.3±156.8 cm/s and 1354.8±136.0 cm/s, respectively [P

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of clinical hypertension
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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