Testing of cerebral endothelium function with L-arginine after stroke.

  title={Testing of cerebral endothelium function with L-arginine after stroke.},
  author={Bojana Žvan and Marjan Zaletel and Toma{\vz} Poga{\vc}nik and Toma{\vz} Kiauta},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  volume={21 3},
BACKGROUND Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation could be impaired during hypoperfusion. L-arginine (L-A), a precursor of nitric oxide, is able to elicit endothelium-dependent vasodilatation. To determine cerebral vascular endothelial function in the early stages after ischemic stroke, we studied cerebrovascular reactivity to L-A with transcranial Doppler (TCD). METHODS The study group consisted of 15 patients with the middle cerebral artery syndrome, aged 57.6+/-9.8 years. They were… CONTINUE READING