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


Erdogan D., Yıldırım İ., Çiftçi Ö., Ozer İ., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Güllü H., et al.

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

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.