Evaluation of the ambulatory arterial stiffness index in lead-exposed workers


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Karakulak U. N. , Yilmaz O. H. , TUTKUN E. , Ates I., Bal C., Gunduzoz M.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.10-14, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2017.7170
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-14

Abstract

Objective: Lead exposure has been associated with various cardiovascular disorders. It may also cause increased inflammation and fibrosis in the arterial system resulting in an increase in arterial stiffness. In this study, the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), which is a technique that measures arterial stiffness, was evaluated in occupationally lead-exposed workers.