A comparative study of arterial stiffness, flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery, and the thickness of the carotid artery intima–media in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases

@article{Soltsz2009ACS,
  title={A comparative study of arterial stiffness, flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery, and the thickness of the carotid artery intima–media in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases},
  author={P{\'a}l Solt{\'e}sz and Henriett D{\'e}r and Gy{\"o}rgy Kerekes and P{\'e}ter Szodoray and Gabriella Sz{\"u}cs and Katalin Dank{\'o} and Yehuda Shoenfeld and Gyula Szegedi and Zolt{\'a}n Szekanecz},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={655-662}
}
Patients with autoimmune diseases may have increased vascular risk leading to higher mortality rates. Novel imaging techniques are necessary for the early assessment and management of these patients. In this study, we compared augmentation index (AIx) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), indicators of arterial stiffness, to brachial arterial flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and common carotid artery intima–media thickness (ccIMT), standard indicators of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING