Blood pressure and cognitive function : The role of central aortic and brachial pressures

Journal article


Pase, Matthew, Stough, Con, Grima, Natalie, Harris, Elizabeth, Macpherson, Helen, Scholey, Andrew and Pipingas, Andrew 2013. Blood pressure and cognitive function : The role of central aortic and brachial pressures. Psychological Science. 24 (11), pp. 2173 - 2181. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613488602
AuthorsPase, Matthew, Stough, Con, Grima, Natalie, Harris, Elizabeth, Macpherson, Helen, Scholey, Andrew and Pipingas, Andrew
Abstract

Central (aortic) blood pressures differ from brachial pressures and may be more relevant to the study of cognitive function, given that blood is delivered to the brain through the central large arteries. Pulse-pressure amplification reflects the augmentation of blood pressure between the central and peripheral arteries, which diminishes with aging. We aimed to determine the association between central blood pressure and cognitive function in independently living adults aged 20 to 82 years (N = 493). In adjusted regression models, higher central systolic pressure and higher central pulse pressure were each associated with poorer processing speed, Stroop processing, and recognition memory. Lower amplification was associated with poorer Stroop processing, working memory, and recognition memory. Higher brachial systolic pressure and brachial pulse pressure were both associated with poorer Stroop processing. In summary, central pressures and amplification were sensitive indicators of cognitive aging, predicting aspects of cognitive performance not predicted by brachial blood pressure.

Year2013
JournalPsychological Science
Journal citation24 (11), pp. 2173 - 2181
ISSN0956-7976
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613488602
Page range2173 - 2181
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/89v57/blood-pressure-and-cognitive-function-the-role-of-central-aortic-and-brachial-pressures

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 0
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

No effect of multivitamin supplementation on central blood pressure in healthy older people: A randomized controlled trial
Harris, Elizabeth Valentine, Rowsell, Renee, Pipingas, Andrew and Macpherson, Helen 2016. No effect of multivitamin supplementation on central blood pressure in healthy older people: A randomized controlled trial. Atherosclerosis. 246, pp. 236 - 242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.01.030
Improved blood biomarkers but no cognitive effects from 16 weeks of multivitamin supplementation in healthy older adults
Harris, Elizabeth, Macpherson, Helen and Pipingas, Andrew 2015. Improved blood biomarkers but no cognitive effects from 16 weeks of multivitamin supplementation in healthy older adults. Nutrients. 17 (5), pp. 3796 - 3812. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu7053796
Effects of a multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition and blood biomarkers in older men: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Harris, Elizabeth Valentine, Macpherson, Helen, Vitetta, Luis, Kirk, Joni, Sali, Avni and Pipingas, Andrew 2012. Effects of a multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition and blood biomarkers in older men: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Human Psychopharmacology. 27 (4), pp. 370 - 377. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2236
Assessing the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions on cognitive functioning in the elderly
Pipingas, Andrew, Harris, Elizabeth, Tournier, Elesha, King, Rebecca, Kras, Marni and Stough, Con K. 2012. Assessing the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions on cognitive functioning in the elderly. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. 8 (2/3), pp. 79 - 88.
The effect of multivitamin supplementation on mood and stress in healthy older men
Harris, Elizabeth, Kirk, Joni, Rowsell, Renee, Vitetta, Luis, Sali, Avni, Scholey, Andrew and Pipingas, Andrew 2011. The effect of multivitamin supplementation on mood and stress in healthy older men. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 26 (8), pp. 560 - 567. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.1245
Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation
Pipingas, Andrew, Silberstein, Richard, Vitetta, Luis, Van Rooy, Cindy, Harris, Elizabeth, Young, Joanna, Frampton, Christopher, Sali, Avni and Nastasi, Joseph 2008. Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation. Phytotherapy Research: an international journal devoted to medical and scientific research on plants and plant products. 22 (9), pp. 1168 - 1174. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2388
Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation
Pipingas, Andrew, Silberstein, Richard, Vitetta, Luis, Van Rooy, Cindy, Harris, Elizabeth Valentine, Young, Joanna, Frampton, Christopher, Sali, Avni and Nastasi, Joseph 2008. Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation. Phytotherapy Research: an international journal devoted to medical and scientific research on plants and plant products. 22 (9), pp. 1168 - 1174. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2388
Utilisation of general practitioner services by socio-economic disadvantage and geographic remoteness
Turrell, Gavin, Oldenburg, Brian, Harris, Elizabeth and Jolley, Damien 2004. Utilisation of general practitioner services by socio-economic disadvantage and geographic remoteness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 28 (2), pp. 152 - 158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842X.2004.tb00929.x