Scintigraphic imaging of endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the forearm - A preliminary report

Karacalioglu A., Demirkol S., Emer O., Celik T., Kilic S., Ilgan S., ...Daha Fazla

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, cilt.70, ss.311-315, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1253/circj.70.311
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.311-315


Background The diagnosis of endothelial dysfunction has been gaining, clinical importance, but although endothelial function testing is available in the research setting, no technique yet exists that is simple, safe, reproducible and easily performed as a clinical screening method. The aim of this study was to design a new, scintigraphic method of imaging the flow-mediated dilation in the forearm, which represents the functional characteristic of endothelial dysfunction.