Research Article

The Temporal Pattern of Arterial Stiffness during Aging: A Large-Scale Cross-Sectional Study

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The temporal pattern of baPWV and bilateral baPWV (ΔbaPWV) values (a) The temporal pattern of baPWV values. A gradual increase in baPWV was observed with respect to age, suggesting an increase in the stiffness of arterial vessels as aging progresses. (b) The temporal pattern of ΔbaPWV values. The absolute value of differences between left and right baPWV values is referred to as bilateral baPWV (ΔbaPWV). Similar to baPWV, the values and variances of ΔbaPWV increase with respect to age.