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Regardless of the method used to measure coronary blood flow velocity and aortic stiffness, the results are similar—aortic stiffness and wave reflection amplitude are both inversely related to CFR in the presence or absence of CAD (Fig. 5). Results from the Dallas Heart Study  showed that angina among women in the general population is common and is not necessarily associated with subclinical atherosclerosis. However, angina in the absence of subclinical atherosclerosis is not related to traditional atherosclerotic risk factors but is associated with clinical, inflammatory, and vascular factors that reflect endothelial dysfunction and increased aortic stiffness and wave reflection, suggesting a distinct vascular etiology and alternative potential therapeutic targets.
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This modification in wave reflection characteristics contributes to a decrease in stroke output (negative reflected flow wave contributing to flow deceleration) and a corresponding decline in cardiac output . Aortic systolic pressure and PP increase, whereas diastolic pressure increases to middle age and then decreases in later life [3, 125]. Because of increased central elastic artery stiffness and PWV measured as carotid–femoral PWV, the reflected wave from the lower body migrates into systole and increases aortic AP, AIx, and RM; in the radial and brachial artery, since stiffness changes very little with age [123, 125], the forward to reflected wave (from the hand region) ratio remains essentially unchanged.