Histology of subcutaneous small arteries from patients with essential hypertension.

@article{Korsgaard1993HistologyOS,
  title={Histology of subcutaneous small arteries from patients with essential hypertension.},
  author={Niels Korsgaard and Christian Aalkjaer and Anthony M Heagerty and Ashley S Izzard and Michael J. Mulvany},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={523-6}
}
The purpose of the present study was to determine the cellular basis for the increased ratio of media thickness to lumen diameter (media-lumen ratio) consistently found in the peripheral resistance arteries from patients with essential hypertension using an unbiased stereological principle (the "disector"). Segments of subcutaneous resistance arteries (approximately 200 microns internal diameter) were isolated from gluteal biopsies of skin and subcutaneous fat taken from 16 untreated patients… CONTINUE READING