Evaluation of the endothelial function in hypertensive patients with 13N-ammonia PET.

  title={Evaluation of the endothelial function in hypertensive patients with 13N-ammonia PET.},
  author={E Graciela Alex{\'a}nderson and Rodrigo J{\'a}come and Mois{\'e}s Jim{\'e}nez-Santos and Juan Manuel Ochoa and Edgar Bladimir Romero and Marco Antonio Pe{\~n}a Cabral and Alejandro Ricalde and Fernando I{\~n}arra and Aloha Meave and Graciela Alex{\'a}nderson},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Essential hypertension is one of the main risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Hypertension causes endothelial dysfunction which is considered an early sign for the development of CAD. Positron emission tomography is a non-invasive imaging technique that measures myocardial blood flow (MBF), allowing us to identify patients with endothelial dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS 19 patients without comorbidities recently diagnosed hypertensive, as well as 21… CONTINUE READING


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