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Endothelial function in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Part I: humoral factors and assessment of endothelial function

Rafał Poręba, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Małgorzata Poręba, Ryszard Andrzejak
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(4):294-300.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-08-05

Abstract

Endothelium acts as an organ secreting actively various substances. The vascular homeostasis is based on the precisely regulated balance between vasodilatative and vasoconstrictive factors derived from endothelium. Out of numerous vasoactive factors maintaining vascular homeostasis the key role belongs to nitric oxide and endothelin-1. The determination of endothelial function may be based on flow mediated vasodilatation tests (in coronary and peripheral circulation) and on the laboratory tests of the specific markers of the endothelial function and local inflammatory process present in vessels.

Abstract

Endothelium acts as an organ secreting actively various substances. The vascular homeostasis is based on the precisely regulated balance between vasodilatative and vasoconstrictive factors derived from endothelium. Out of numerous vasoactive factors maintaining vascular homeostasis the key role belongs to nitric oxide and endothelin-1. The determination of endothelial function may be based on flow mediated vasodilatation tests (in coronary and peripheral circulation) and on the laboratory tests of the specific markers of the endothelial function and local inflammatory process present in vessels.
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Keywords

endothelium; humoral factors; flow-mediated dilatation

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Title

Endothelial function in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Part I: humoral factors and assessment of endothelial function

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2005)

Pages

294-300

Published online

2005-08-05

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2005;9(4):294-300.

Keywords

endothelium
humoral factors
flow-mediated dilatation

Authors

Rafał Poręba
Arkadiusz Derkacz
Małgorzata Poręba
Ryszard Andrzejak

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