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Endothelial dysfunction: its clinical value and methods of assessment.
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PMID:  24764181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is a systemic disorder characterized by reduced production of nitric oxide. This pathologic condition, which impairs vascular homeostasis, leads to the loss of protective properties of endothelial cells and is related to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. ED may affect every vascular bed, accounting for several clinical implications, particularly when the coronary bed is affected. Although the reliability of ED as a cardiovascular disease surrogate is still debated, many methods for its assessment have been proposed. In this review, we underline the clinical value of ED in the cardiovascular field and summarize the principal methods currently available for its assessment.
Teresa Strisciuglio; Stefania De Luca; Ernesto Capuano; Rossella Luciano; Tullio Niglio; Bruno Trimarco; Gennaro Galasso
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417     Citation Subset:  IM    
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