Plasma adrenomedullin and carotid atherosclerosis in atherothrombotic ischemic stroke.

@article{Hosomi2004PlasmaAA,
  title={Plasma adrenomedullin and carotid atherosclerosis in atherothrombotic ischemic stroke.},
  author={Naohisa Hosomi and Hideo Ohyama and Tsutomu Takahashi and Kaori Shinomiya and Takayuki Naya and Camelia R Ban and Kunihiko Osaka and Masakazu Kohno and James A. Koziol},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={
          1945-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Adrenomedullin is known to exert anti-atherosclerotic actions by inhibiting proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells in vitro. Here we examine the relationship between the plasma concentration of adrenomedullin and ultrasonographic characteristics of carotid arteries both in ischemic stroke and in the absence of cerebrovascular disease. METHODS We studied 61 patients with atherothrombotic ischemic stroke in the chronic phase and 50 patients without any cerebrovascular… CONTINUE READING
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