Hypertension and microvascular remodelling.

  title={Hypertension and microvascular remodelling.},
  author={F. Feihl and Lucas Liaudet and Bernard I L{\'e}vy and Bernard Waeber},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={78 2},
In the present review, microvascular remodelling refers to alterations in the structure of resistance vessels contributing to elevated systemic vascular resistance in hypertension. We start with some historical aspects, underscoring the importance of Folkow's contribution made half a century ago. We then move to some basic concepts on the biomechanics of blood vessels, and explicit the definitions proposed by Mulvany for specific forms of remodelling, especially inward eutrophic and inward… CONTINUE READING