Ambulatory blood pressure and arterial stiffness web-based telemonitoring in patients at cardiovascular risk. First results of the VASOTENS (Vascular health ASsessment Of The hypertENSive patients) Registry

Stefano Omboni*, Igor Posokhov, Gianfranco Parati, Anatoly Rogoza, Yulia Kotovskaya, Ayana Arystan, Alberto Avolio, Vitaliy Barkan, Natalia Bulanova, Ernesto Cardona Muñoz, Elena Grigoricheva, Alexandra Konradi, Irina Minyukhina, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Giuseppe Mulè, Iana Orlova, Telmo Pereira, João Manuel Peixoto Maldonado, Mikhail E. Statsenko, Ioan Tilea & 2 others Gabriel Waisman, VASOTENS Registry Study Group

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The VASOTENS Registry is an international telehealth-based repository of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitorings (ABPM) obtained through an oscillometric upper-arm BP monitor allowing combined estimation of some vascular biomarkers. The present paper reports the results obtained in 1200 participants according to different categories of CV risk. Individual readings were averaged for each recording and 24-hour mean of brachial and aortic systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and augmentation index (AIx) obtained. Peripheral and central BP, PWV and AIx values were increased in older participants (SBP only) and in case of hypertension (SBP and DBP). BP was lower and PWV and AIx higher in females. PWV was increased and BP unchanged in case of metabolic syndrome. Our results suggest that ambulatory pulse wave analysis in a daily life setting may help evaluate vascular health of individuals at risk for CV disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1168
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Issue number8
Early online date11 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019



  • arterial stiffness
  • augmentation index
  • blood pressure
  • blood pressure telemonitoring
  • central aortic pressure
  • hypertension
  • pulse wave velocity
  • vascular biomarkers

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