Effects of mental stress on flow-mediated brachial arterial dilation and influence of behavioral factors and hypercholesterolemia in subjects without cardiovascular disease.

@article{Gottdiener2003EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mental stress on flow-mediated brachial arterial dilation and influence of behavioral factors and hypercholesterolemia in subjects without cardiovascular disease.},
  author={John S. Gottdiener and Willem Johan Kop and Eva Hausner and Melissa K McCeney and David Herrington and David S Krantz},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={687-91}
}
Mental and emotional arousal are known to trigger coronary events. The relation between hypercholesterolemia, behavioral factors, and mental stress-induced alterations in endothelial function are not well defined. Flow-mediated brachial arterial vasodilation has been established as a measure of arterial endothelial function. High-resolution ultrasound was used to measure mental stress-mediated, flow-mediated, and the combination of mental stress- and flow-mediated brachial artery dilation in 38… CONTINUE READING