[Influence of subclinical atherosclerosis on diastolic function in individuals free of cardiovascular disease].


BACKGROUND it is plausible that subclinical atherosclerosis alters coronary reserve and impairs diastolic function of the left ventricle. However, the relationship between subclinical stages of atherosclerosis and diastolic function has not been established in subjects free of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE to test the hypothesis that subclinical… (More)


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