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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 223-228

Assessment of cardiovascular risk in natural and surgical menopause


1 Radiodiagnosis, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, India
2 Obstetrics and Gynecology, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, India
3 ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
4 Physiology, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Kumar Pandey
Professor & HOD, Physiology ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad -121 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.232384

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Background: Menopause is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Arterial stiffness, a biomarker of vascular aging, increases the risk for CVD. Aims and Objectives: The study was aimed to determine whether menopause is associated with arterial stiffness amongst natural and surgical menopausal women. Materials and Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study amongst natural postmenopausal women, with Surgical menopause and Premenopausal. Arterial stiffness was measured by Periscopy TM. Large artery stiffness may be an important mechanism by which hysterectomy increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Results: Carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and Brachial Ankle Pulse wave velocity (baPWV) were significantly higher in surgical and natural menopause compared to women with Premenopausal group.


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