Effect of smoking on endothelial function and wall thickness of brachial artery

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CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.68, no.12, pp.1123-1126, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1253/circj.68.1123
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1123-1126


Background Impaired flow mediated dilatation (FMD) and increased wall thickness (WT) of the brachial artery have been associated with atherosclerosis and its risk factors. In this study we sought to determine brachial artery wall thickness in chronic smokers and the instantaneous effect of smoking on brachial artery endothelium dependent vasodilator function in smokers and non-smokers.