Diurnal variation of flow-mediated vasodilation in healthy premenopausal women.

@article{Ringqvist2000DiurnalVO,
  title={Diurnal variation of flow-mediated vasodilation in healthy premenopausal women.},
  author={A Ringqvist and Kenneth Caidahl and A. S. Petersson and Ake Wennmalm},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={279 6},
  pages={H2720-5}
}
The present study was designed to test the hypothesis of a diurnal variation of endothelial function. Sixteen healthy, nonsmoking women were studied, each on four occasions during one 24-h period (2:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 2:00 AM, and 8:00 AM). Endothelial function was assessed by ultrasound determinations of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD%) in the brachial artery. FMD% was contrasted with endothelium-independent vasodilation, i.e., nitroglycerine-induced vasodilation (NTG%). Additionally, plasma… CONTINUE READING

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