Arterial Stiffness and Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease

Stroke.ahajournals.org: Cristina Belizna, MD, PhD; Laurent Loufrani, PhD; Alaa Ghali, MD; Agnes Lahary, MD; Etienne Primard, MD; Jean-Pierre Louvel, MD; Daniel Henrion, PhD; Hervé Lévesque, MD, PhD; Norbert Ifrah, MD, PhD., March 22, 2012.

Background and Purpose—Large vessels are also affected in sickle cell disease. The aim of this study was to assess several parameters in adult patients with sickle cell disease compared with control subjects and in patients with sickle cell disease with stroke.

Methods—Carotid arterial stiffness, intima-media thickness, and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography were measured. Read More