Arterial stiffness is a term used for the elasticity of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis is the hardening or stiffening of the arteries. The hardness of arteries influences how hard the heart has to work to pump blood through the body.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on July, 2014