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


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ACAR M.

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, cilt.68, ss.1123-1126, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1253/circj.68.1123
  • Dergi Adı: CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1123-1126

Özet

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.