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Ultrasound Assessment of Endothelial Function: A Technical Guideline of the Flow-mediated Dilation Test

DOI :

10.3791/54011-v

April 27th, 2016

April 27th, 2016

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1Division of Clinical and Translational Sciences, Georgia Prevention Institute, Georgia Regents University, 2Sport and Exercise Science Research Institute, University of Ulster

The flow mediated dilation (FMD) test is the most commonly utilized, non-invasive, ultrasound assessment of endothelial function in humans. Although the FMD test has been related with the prediction of future cardiovascular disease and events, it is a physiological assessment with many inherent confounding factors that need to be considered.

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