Non-invasive diagnostic tools for investigating endothelial dysfunction.

  title={Non-invasive diagnostic tools for investigating endothelial dysfunction.},
  author={Lorenzo Ghiadoni and Daniele Versari and Chiara Giannarelli and Francesco Faita and Stefano Taddei},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={14 35},
The endothelium is not merely a barrier but it plays a key role in the maintenance of vascular homeostasis. A dysfunctional endothelium is an early marker of the development of atherosclerotic changes and can also contribute to cardiovascular events. Vascular reactivity tests represent the most widely used methods in the clinical assessment of endothelial function and in the last two decades, several methodologies were developed to study it non invasively in the peripheral macrocirculation… CONTINUE READING


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