Prognostic role of flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in hypertensive patients.

  title={Prognostic role of flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery in hypertensive patients.},
  author={Maria Lorenza Muiesan and Massimo Salvetti and Anna Paini and Cristina Monteduro and Gloria Galbassini and Paolo Poisa and Enzo Porteri and Claudia Agabiti-Rosei and Valentina Paderno and Eugenia Belotti and Damiano Rizzoni and Maurizio Castellano and Enrico Agabiti-Rosei},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={26 8},
BACKGROUND The prognostic role of endothelial dysfunction, as evaluated by flow-mediated vasodilatation of the brachial artery, has been demonstrated in patients at very high risk. We aimed to investigate whether flow-mediated vasodilatation predicts cardiovascular events in uncomplicated hypertensive patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 172 prospectively identified uncomplicated hypertensive patients (age 56 +/- 8 years, 41% women, 48 with diabetes mellitus type 2) were studied. At… CONTINUE READING


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