High aortic pulse-wave velocity may be responsible for elevated red blood cell distribution width in overweight and obese people: a community-based, cross-sectional study


ALTIPARMAK İ. H. , Erkus M. E. , KOÇARSLAN A., Sezen H., Gunebakmaz O., SEZEN Y., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.27, no.4, pp.246-251, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2016-005
  • Journal Name: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.246-251

Abstract

Background: Obesity and overweight are risk factors for atherosclerosis. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with subclinical cardiac diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between RDW and aortic stiffness in overweight or obese subjects.