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Implication of endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases PDF Print E-mail
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Article Title: Implication of endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases
Authors: Laura Petrica
Affiliation: Cardiology Clinic ASCAR, City Hospital Timișoara, Romania
Abstract: Atherosclerosis represents the pathological background for a variety of cardiovascular diseases. The vascular endothelium regulates the arterial reactivity by secreting relaxing and contracting factors: nitric oxide, prostacyclin, endothelin-1 and angiotensin converting enzyme. Endothelial dysfunction is encountered in the early phases of atherogenesis. Its existence can be demonstrated in patients with risk factors for atherosclerosis (hypercholesterolemia, arterial hypertension). The endothelial function can be assessed by several noninvasive methods, the most popular being the ultrasonography of brachial artery.
Keywords: endothelial dysfunction, atherogenesis, nitric oxide, angiotensin, prostacyclin
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*Correspondence: Laura Petrică, Cardiology Clinic ASCAR, City Hospital Timișoara, Romania
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