Predicting ischemic heart disease in women: the value of endothelial function.

  title={Predicting ischemic heart disease in women: the value of endothelial function.},
  author={Bill Q. Lian and John F. Keaney},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={55 16},
ince the discovery in 1980 that acetylcholine elicits vasoilation in an endothelium-dependent manner (1), it has ecome evident that the endothelium plays a crucial role in ascular homeostasis by regulating vasodilation, smooth uscle cell proliferation and migration, platelet and leukoyte adhesion, and thrombosis. Endothelial dysfunction is haracterized by the impairment of endothelium-dependent asodilation due to reduced vasodilator bioactivity, particuarly nitric oxide (NO), and/or an increase… CONTINUE READING
3 Citations
19 References
Similar Papers


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 19 references

Role of nitric oxide in the regulation of digital pulse volume amplitude in humans

  • JP Noon, WG Haynes, +7 authors P Ganz
  • J Appl Physiol
  • 2006

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…