Effects of antihypertensive agents on blood velocity: implications for atherogenesis.

Heart rate and blood velocity are major determinants of flow disturbances at arterial bifurcations. Since endothelial damage due to flow disturbances is thought to be significant in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the effects of drugs on these parameters have to be considered in the selection of medications to prevent atherosclerosis. To determine the… CONTINUE READING