Assessment of flow-mediated dilation reproducibility: a nationwide multicenter study

Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Francesco Faita, Massimo Salvetti, Carlo Cordiano, Almerina Biggi, Massimo Puato, Antonio Di Monaco, Luca De Siati, Massimo Volpe, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Vincenzo Gemignani, Maria L. Muiesan, Stefano Taddei, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Francesco Cosentino

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Impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and provides prognostic information. Despite the noninvasive nature of this technique, a major limitation to its widespread use is low reproducibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate impact of methodological standardization among different investigation sites on brachial artery FMD reproducibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1405
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • flow mediated dilation


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