Effects of Lower Extremity Revascularization on the Endothelial Functions Measured With Noninvasive Brachial Artery Flow-Mediated Dilatation


UNAL O., KARATEPE O., Ugurlucan M. , KOC B., Filizcan U., Aksoy M.

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.25, ss.969-974, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.avsg.2011.02.013
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.969-974

Özet

Background: Endothelial function is best measured with the noninvasive brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) method. Peripheral arterial diseases and systemic cardiovascular diseases have FMD-lowering effect. The effects of lower extremity ischemia are associated with muscle inflammation and claudication, which may further lead to arterial stress. Our aim in this study was to investigate the effects of peripheral arterial revascularization on the endothelial functions through noninvasive brachial artery FMD.