The relationship between pulse pressure and leukoaraiosis in the elderly

Seung Hee Kim, Jae Yong Shim, Hye Ree Lee, Ha Young Na, Yongjae Lee

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Abstract

Leukaraiosis and a higher level of pulse pressure are well-recognized as associated with cardiovascular disease, vascular angiopathy, and geriatric syndrome. A cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the relation between pulse pressure and leukoaraiosis based on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the apparently healthy elderly (147 men aged 60-84 years and 89 women aged 60-82 years). The odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for leukoaraiosis were calculated using multivariate logistic regression analyses according to each quartile of pulse pressure. The percentage of leukoaraiosis gradually increased in accordance with pulse pressure quartiles: 5.1%, 8.6%, 16.1%, and 26.2% for men, and 4.5%, 8.7%, 13.0%, and 23.8% for women. In comparison with subjects in the lowest quartile, the OR (95%CI) for leukoaraiosis in the highest quartile was 6.80 (1.20-38.45) in men after adjusting for age, body mass index, fasting plasma glucose, HDL-cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), smoking status, and current drinking. However, the relationship was not evident in women after adjusting for the same co-variables. In conclusion, pulse pressure was found to be independently associated with leukoaraiosis regardless of classical cardiovascular risk factors in elderly men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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Leukoaraiosis
Blood Pressure
confidence
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
geriatrics
cross-sectional study
smoking
brain
Geriatrics
logistics
HDL Cholesterol
Drinking
Blood Vessels
Fasting
Disease
Triglycerides
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases
regression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Kim, Seung Hee ; Shim, Jae Yong ; Lee, Hye Ree ; Na, Ha Young ; Lee, Yongjae. / The relationship between pulse pressure and leukoaraiosis in the elderly. In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2012 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 206-209.
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The relationship between pulse pressure and leukoaraiosis in the elderly. / Kim, Seung Hee; Shim, Jae Yong; Lee, Hye Ree; Na, Ha Young; Lee, Yongjae.

In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 206-209.

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