Effects of pregnancy on endothelial function and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-infected women.

@article{Luzi2013EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pregnancy on endothelial function and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-infected women.},
  author={Kety Luzi and Allison Ross Eckard and Antonella Lattanzi and Stefano Zona and Maria Grazia Modena and Fabio Facchinetti and Giovanni Guaraldi},
  journal={Pregnancy hypertension},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
OBJECTIVE This study assessed flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and brachial artery diameter (BAD) in HIV-infected pregnant women compared to healthy pregnant controls, and determined their relationships to variables of interest, including the HIV status. METHODS Subjects were enrolled prospectively for this longitudinal, observational study. Body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), fasting lipoprotein profiles, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), FMD, and BAD were… CONTINUE READING