ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Arterial hypertension and aortic diseases



Arterial hypertension (HTN) is one of the most prevalent diseases all over the word.  There are  many studies and reviews about the coexistence of HTN with coronary, cerebrovascular and renal diseases. However, sometimes clinicians do not search for aortic disease in hypertensive patients. The coexistence of HTN and various aortic diseases raises peculiar issues regarding monitoring and managing of these patients. This review presents data about HTN and aortic aneurism, aortic coarctation and aortic valve disease, emphasizing the particularities of the diagnosis and management of HTN in these patients. Also, a part of the review will focus on the evaluation of arterial stiffness and its clinical implications.

Keywords: arterial hypertension, arterial stiffness, aortic aneurism, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation.

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Cristina M. TIRZIU
Clinical Emergency Hospital of Bucharest, Romania
Address: Calea Floreasca no. 8, Bucharest, Romania


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Tirziu CM. Arterial hypertension and aortic diseases. Arch Balk Med Union. 2020;55(4):667-675.