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, vol.25, no.7, pp.969-974, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2011.02.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.969-974
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.