Altered blood vessel responses in the eye and finger in coronary artery disease


Cardiac function, such as heart rate variability, is abnormal in coronary artery disease, but its relation with the function of ocular and nail-fold blood vessels is unknown. The hypothesis was that there is abnormal retinal and peripheral microvascular endothelial function compared with large blood vessel and cardiac function. Twenty-four patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 30 healthy, age- and sex-matched control subjects were enrolled in the study.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Vision, Hearing and Language
Uncontrolled Keywords: blood flow velocity,blood pressure,case-control studies,ciliary arteries,coronary artery disease,e-selectin,electrocardiography,enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay,female,fingers,heart rate,humans,intraocular pressure,male,middle aged,ophthalmic artery,retinal artery,supine position,von Willebrand factor,Ophthalmology,Sensory Systems,Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Publication ISSN: 1552-5783
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 08:09
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 18:07
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http://www.iovs ... ntent/52/9/6199 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-08-03
Published Online Date: 2011-04-07
Authors: Heitmar, Rebekka (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7657-1788)
Cubbidge, Robert P (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7851-1375)
Lip, Gregory Y.H.
Gherghel, Doina (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9439-5573)
Blann, Andrew D.



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