Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 9 - 2020
Association between Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion, Systolic Blood Pressure and Peak Systolic Velocity among Young Healthy Adults
Price Joffa, Michael Egbejimi, Emily Kiridi, Peter Erigbali* and Kelvin Kiridi
Department of Human Physiology, Niger Delta University, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Peter Erigbali, Department of Human Physiology, Niger Delta University, Nigeria.
Received: June 28, 2020; Published: August 05, 2020


Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (Tapse) and peak systolic velocity (PSV) are important parameters used as reference in diagnostic procedure during normal and pathological conditions of cardiovascular health. We investigated association between TAPSE, Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and carotid artery peak systolic velocity in a group of 150 healthy young adults between ages (18 and 30 years) with normal vital statistics and no established history of underlying heart conditions. Systolic blood pressure was taken using auscultatory method, while ultrasound scan was used for TAPSE and PSV. Pearson’s correlation analysis of data, for Tapse and systolic blood pressure showed no correlation, r = -0.025, but for Tapse and PSV a very weak positive correlation, r = 0.1; Meanwhile a comparison of the mean Tapse between male and female gender showed that Tapse in male (24.17 ± 3.92 mm) was not significantly different from female (23.60 ± 4.43 mm). The results imply that in the study population, right ventricular function which is evaluated by the value of Tapse is not associated with systolic blood pressure, but has very weak correlation with PSV. Also, there does not appear to be significant difference in this function across gender.

Keywords: Tapse; PSV; SBP; Ultrasound; Cardiovascular Health


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Citation: Peter Erigbali., et al. “Association between Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion, Systolic Blood Pressure and Peak Systolic Velocity among Young Healthy Adults”. EC Cardiology 7.9 (2020): 01-05.

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