Arterial stiffness in chronic inflammation

Kaisa M. Mäki-Petäjä*, Carmel M. McEniery, Stanley S. Franklin, Ian B. Wilkinson

*Corresponding author for this work

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A strong body of evidence demonstrates that inflammation plays an important role in arterial stiffening. This chapter explores the relationship between inflammation and arterial stiffness and explains possible mechanisms by which inflammation could lead to arterial stiffening. Also, recent studies, which have investigated the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs for arterial stiffness reduction, will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlood pressure and arterial wall mechanics in cardiovascular diseases
EditorsMichel E. Safar, Michael F. O'Rourke, Edward D. Frohlich
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781447151982
ISBN (Print)1447151984, 9781447151975
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • anti-inflammatory therapy
  • arterial stiffness
  • chronic inflammatory disease
  • inflammation
  • pulse wave velocity
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • vascular inflammation

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