Predictive value of noninvasively determined endothelial dysfunction for long-term cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral vascular disease.

@article{Gokce2003PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of noninvasively determined endothelial dysfunction for long-term cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral vascular disease.},
  author={Noyan Gokce and John F. Keaney and Liza M Hunter and Michael T. Watkins and Zoran S Nedeljkovic and James O Menzo{\'i}an and Joseph A. Vita},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={1769-75}
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to prospectively examine the long-term predictive value of brachial-artery endothelial dysfunction for future cardiovascular events. BACKGROUND Brachial-artery endothelial function is impaired in individuals with atherosclerosis and coronary risk factors. The prospective relation between endothelial function determined by brachial-artery ultrasound and long-term cardiovascular risk is unknown. METHODS We examined brachial-artery endothelial function… CONTINUE READING