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., ...More

CIRCULATION, vol.115, no.5, pp.593-599, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circulationaha.106.650747
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.593-599
  • Keywords: blood pressure, echocardiography, blood flow, hypertension, LEFT-VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY, SERUM URIC-ACID, FLOW RESERVE, IMPAIRMENT, RISK, FIBROSIS, DOPPLER


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.