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POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN LARGE ARTERY STIFFNESS AND CORONARY FLOW VELOCITY RESERVE

Saito M, Okayama H, Nishimura K, Ogimoto A, Ohtsuka T, Inoue K, Hiasa G, Sumimoto T, Higaki J

Population studies have found that increased large artery stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. Experimental studies have shown that a stiff aorta is associated with decreased coronary blood flow. However, a link between large artery stiffness and coronary microvascular function in the clinical setting has not been demonstrated previously. This study …

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