Relation between aortic stiffness and coronary flow reserve in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Fukuda2006RelationBA,
  title={Relation between aortic stiffness and coronary flow reserve in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Daiju Fukuda and Minoru Yoshiyama and Kenei Shimada and Hajime Yamashita and Shoichi Ehara and Yoshitake Nakamura and Kimio Kamimori and Atsushi Tanaka and Takahiko Kawarabayashi and Junichi Yoshikawa},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={759-62}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relation between aortic stiffness and coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Coronary care unit of a primary care hospital. PATIENTS 192 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (ba-PWV), CFR, and severity of CAD. RESULTS According to the angiographic findings, patients were divided into four subgroups: patients… CONTINUE READING

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