QPV interval as a measure of arterial stiffness in women with systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Lazar, Jason M
Journal titleClinical cardiology
Publication Begin page154
Publication End page8
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AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with premature atherosclerosis and increased arterial stiffness. The QPV interval has been proposed as a measure of arterial stiffness. The QPV interval is based on the premise that transit time from cardiac ejection to brachial artery flow is shortened in patients with increased arterial stiffness.
The objective of this study was to determine the significance of the QPV interval as a measure of arterial stiffness in patients with SLE.
We prospectively studied 46 female SLE patients. The QPV interval was calculated as the time from onset of the QRS complex to peak flow velocity of the brachial artery during ultrasound examination. Measurements of arterial stiffness: augmentation index (AI) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) were obtained by applanation tonometry while patients were on a stable medical regimen.
Mean age was 44+/-14 y and mean QPV interval was 198+/-18 msec QPV interval correlated inversely with age (r=-0.39, p=0.008), AI (r=-0.41, p=0.004), PWV (r=-0.39, p=0.007), and aortic pulse pressure (PP) (r=-0.45, p=0.002). On multivariate regression analysis, QPV interval was found to be an independent predictor of PWV after adjusting for age (R2=0.26, p<0.001).
In women with SLE, QPV decreases with age and is inversely related with measures of arterial stiffness. QPV may be useful in identifying SLE patients with higher arterial stiffness in the clinical or research setting. Further larger studies are needed to confirm these preliminary results.
CitationQureshi G, Salciccioli L, Lee S, Qureshi M, Kapoor A, Ginzler E, Lazar JM. QPV interval as a measure of arterial stiffness in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Mar;32(3):154-8. doi: 10.1002/clc.20301. PMID: 19301291; PMCID: PMC6653342.
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