Effect of dietary intervention and lipid-lowering treatment on brachial vasoreactivity in patients with ischemic heart disease and hypercholesterolemia.

@article{Sndergaard2003EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary intervention and lipid-lowering treatment on brachial vasoreactivity in patients with ischemic heart disease and hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Eva K S\ondergaard and Jacob Eifer M\oller and Kenneth Egstrup},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={E19}
}
BACKGROUND The "Mediterranean" diet and statin treatment have both independently been shown to improve survival and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), but no studies have evaluated the effect of this combination on endothelial function. We therefore sought to evaluate the effect of the combination dietary intervention and lipid-lowering treatment on brachial vasoreactivity. METHODS A total of 131 consecutive patients with documented IHD and… CONTINUE READING