• Aortic stiffness changes indicator of vascular aging during, after menopause

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    Among women undergoing menopausal transition, changes in aortic stiffness were a more sensitive measure of perimenopausal vascular aging compared with morphologic indexes of subclinical atherosclerosis, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
    Zubair A. Khan, MD, resident in the department of cardiovascular disease at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and colleagues analyzed data from 411 women from the SWAN Heart study. Women were categorized based on their menopause transition status: premenopause to postmenopause (n = 93;
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