Association between lower-extremity function and arterial compliance in older adults

Kevin J. Nickel, Luke S. Acree, Polly S. Montgomery, Andrew W. Gardner

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Abstract

The purpose was to identify the association between lower-extremity function and arterial compliance in older men and women. Participants included 46 healthy men (n = 18) and women (n = 28) 60 years of age or older. Lower-extremity functional performance was assessed by the summary performance score (SPS) that includes tests of 5 timed repeated chair rises, standing balance, and 4-meter walking velocity. Arterial compliance and arterial pressure were analyzed through pulsewave analysis. Small arterial compliance (3.74 ± 2.14; mean ± SD) was related (r = 0.34, P =.028) to SPS (11.09 ± 1.19) after adjusting for body surface area, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Systolic blood pressure (138 ± 14) also was related to SPS (r = -0.314, P =.040). These results suggest diminished lower-extremity function is associated with decreased small arterial compliance and elevated arterial pressure in older men and women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalAngiology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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Compliance
Lower Extremity
Arterial Pressure
Blood Pressure
Body Surface Area
Hyperlipidemias
Walking
Hypertension

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Nickel, Kevin J. ; Acree, Luke S. ; Montgomery, Polly S. ; Gardner, Andrew W. / Association between lower-extremity function and arterial compliance in older adults. In: Angiology. 2008 ; Vol. 59, No. 2. pp. 203-208.
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In: Angiology, Vol. 59, No. 2, 01.04.2008, p. 203-208.

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