Small artery remodeling in diabetes mellitus.

  title={Small artery remodeling in diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Damiano Rizzoni and Enrico Agabiti - Rosei},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  volume={19 8},
AIMS To briefly review available data regarding changes in the structure of microvessels observed in patients with diabetes mellitus, and possible correction by effective treatment. DATA SYNTHESIS The development of structural changes in the systemic vasculature is the end result of established hypertension. In essential hypertension, small arteries' smooth muscle cells are restructured around a smaller lumen and there is no net growth of the vascular wall, while in some secondary forms of… CONTINUE READING
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