Effects of normal blood pressure, prehypertension, and hypertension on coronary microvascular function


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Erdogan D., Yıldırım İ., Çiftçi Ö., Ozer İ., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Güllü H., ...Daha Fazla

CIRCULATION, cilt.115, ss.593-599, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

Özet

Background - The assessment of coronary flow reserve (CFR) by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography has recently been introduced into clinical practice, and reduced CFR has been suggested to be a sensitive indicator of hypertensive end-organ damage; however, to date, this methodology has not been used to evaluate CFR in subjects with prehypertension. Accordingly, the present study was designed to evaluate CFR in subjects with prehypertension.