Internal carotid artery haemodynamics in women with polycystic ovaries.

  title={Internal carotid artery haemodynamics in women with polycystic ovaries.},
  author={Kalpana Lakhani and Niculae Constantinovici and Wendy M. Purcell and Ruchira S W Fernando and Paul Hardiman},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={98 6},
Although polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is associated with risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, the available evidence does not demonstrate increased stroke mortality, and it has been suggested that some protective mechanisms must be operating in these women. Haemodynamic changes have been demonstrated in the pelvic vessels and aorta in this syndrome, but there have been no studies of the cerebral circulation. Since insulin resistance is a central feature of PCOS, it is of interest… CONTINUE READING
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