Effect of smoking on endothelial function and wall thickness of brachial artery.

@article{Esen2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of smoking on endothelial function and wall thickness of brachial artery.},
  author={Ali Metin Esen and Irfan Barutçu and Murat Acar and Bumin Değirmenci and Dayimi Kaya and Muhsin M Turkmen and Mehmet Melek and Ersel Onrat and Ozlem Batukan Esen and Cevat Kirma},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={1123-6}
}
BACKGROUND Impaired flow mediated dilatation (FMD) and increased wall thickness (WT) of the brachial artery have been associated with atherosclerosis and its risk factors. In this study we sought to determine brachial artery wall thickness in chronic smokers and the instantaneous effect of smoking on brachial artery endothelium dependent vasodilator function in smokers and non-smokers. METHOD AND RESULTS Using a high-resolution ultrasound, WT of posterior brachial artery wall, the diameter of… CONTINUE READING