Association between vascular overload index and new-onset ischemic stroke in elderly population with hypertension

By Yu Y, Huang Y, Liu L, et al
Published July 8, 2021

Key Takeaways

This retrospective cohort study was conducted to examine if and how vascular overload index (VOI), a marker of arterial stiffness and arteriolar resistance, was associated with new-onset ischemic stroke in an elderly population with hypertension. Participants included 3315 hypertensive persons aged 60 years or more. A median follow-up of 5.5 years was performed, and 206 participants reached the endpoint, new-onset ischemic stroke. Findings demonstrated a significant link between VOI and the incidence of new-onset ischemic stroke in this population. Elevated VOI was identified as the cardiovascular risk factor and was shown to increase the likelihood of new-onset ischemic stroke.

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