P80 Predictors of Middle Cerebral Artery Pulsatility Index in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Healthy Controls; Data from the ACRADE Study

Mahfoudha Al Shezawi, Maggie Munnery, John Cockcroft, Laura Watkeys, Eric Stohr, Nichola Gale, Barry McDonnell
2020 Artery Research  
A B S T R A C T Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by airway limitation which is an independent predictor of increased cardiovascular (CV) risk and mortality [1] . COPD is associated with increased arterial stiffness [2] and increased incidence of all stroke subtypes [3] . However, the mechanism linking this association is not fully understood. The study aims to identify predictors of middle cerebral artery pulsatility (MCAPI) in COPD and controls.
doi:10.2991/artres.k.191224.110 fatcat:rclwq53dpnflfgetsekl5w6che