Arterial Stiffness

Implications and Interventions

  • Bradley S. Fleenor
  • Adam J. Berrones

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physiology book series (BRIEFSPHYSIOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Bradley S. Fleenor, Adam J. Berrones
    Pages 1-13
  3. Bradley S. Fleenor, Adam J. Berrones
    Pages 15-26
  4. Bradley S. Fleenor, Adam J. Berrones
    Pages 27-41
  5. Bradley S. Fleenor, Adam J. Berrones
    Pages 43-57
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 59-61

About this book


Arterial stiffness is an emerging risk factor with important implications for cardiovascular disease risk. Herein, we concisely summarize the physiological and pathophysiological aspects of arterial stiffening, and highlight the importance of increased arterial stiffness for future cardiovascular events. Factors contributing to increased arterial stiffness such as advancing age, obesity, race, sex differences and cardiorespiratory fitness are examined while elucidating the potential underlying mechanisms for each scenario. To conclude, we discuss novel interventions to prevent and/or reverse the arterial stiffening process in order to reduce cardiovascular risk.

This book also:

  • Overviews the cellular and molecular mechanisms of arterial stiffness
  • Discusses the implications of arterial stiffness in target organ damage


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bradley S. Fleenor
    • 1
  • Adam J. Berrones
    • 2
  1. 1.Kinesiology and Health PromotionUniversity of Kentucky 214 Seaton CenterLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Kinesiology and Health PromotionUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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