Noninvasive estimation of increased structurally-based resistance to blood flow in the skin of subjects with essential hypertension.

@inproceedings{Sa1992NoninvasiveEO,
  title={Noninvasive estimation of increased structurally-based resistance to blood flow in the skin of subjects with essential hypertension.},
  author={Williams Sa and Tooke Je},
  year={1992}
}
A Laser-Doppler flowmeter was used to investigate the effect of essential hypertension on blood flow in maximally vasodilated skin, heated to 44-degrees-C. Maximum Laser-Doppler flux (MLDF) was measured in 12 subjects with essential hypertension on no treatment and in 12 normotensive control subjects, and the resistance to flow was estimated by dividing pressure by flux. MLDF was not significantly different in the two groups: 3.69 +/- 0.87 V (arbitrary units, subjects with hypertension, mean… CONTINUE READING

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