Prognostic value of endothelial function.

  title={Prognostic value of endothelial function.},
  author={Arshed A Quyyumi},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={91 12A},
The term endothelial dysfunction most commonly refers to impairment of endothelium-dependent vasodilation and implies presence of widespread abnormalities in endothelial integrity and homeostasis. This phenomenon, which can be measured by a number of invasive and noninvasive techniques, often marks an early stage in atherosclerosis and can be observed in coronary and peripheral arterial beds. Studies demonstrate that endothelial dysfunction in the coronary resistance or conductance vessels… CONTINUE READING

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