Metabolic syndrome and preclinical atherosclerosis: focus on femoral arteries.

  title={Metabolic syndrome and preclinical atherosclerosis: focus on femoral arteries.},
  author={Gaetano Vaudo and Simona Denise Marchesi and Donatella Siepi and Matteo Brozzetti and Massimo Raffaele Mannarino and Matteo Pirro and Giuseppe Schillaci and Giovanni Ciuffetti and Graziana Lupattelli and Elmo Mannarino},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={56 4},
Several evidences revealed the relationship between the earliest stages of atherosclerosis and the components of metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to disclose preclinical atherosclerotic lesions in a cross-sectional observational study involving 147 patients with metabolic syndrome by the assessment of brachial flow-mediated vasodilation (FMV) and intima-media thickening at both carotid and femoral sites. The purpose was to investigate the association of this metabolic disorder with… CONTINUE READING


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