A review of endothelial reactivity test and skin conditions

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Cristina Pires Camargo
Guilherme Alexandre Barucci Vieira
Emily Aparecida Correa Lopes Costa
Rolf Gemperli


Background: Skin microcirculation is routinely used to assess systemic endothelial function. The advantages of this exam are; low cost, a noninvasive good predictor for cardiovascular diseases, and a valuable intermediate endpoint to assess cardiovascular therapies. Because some skin particularities such as age, dermatological diseases, it is desirable to review these points to understand better some exam variations.

Aim: This review aimed to discuss skin anatomical characteristics, and skin conditions that can influence endothelial function interpretation.

Key-Words : skin, endothelium, aging, connective tissue, vascular resistance.

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Pires Camargo, C., Barucci Vieira, G. A., Correa Lopes Costa, E. A., & Gemperli, R. (2015). A review of endothelial reactivity test and skin conditions. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 1(3). Retrieved from https://journal.ppcr.org/index.php/ppcrjournal/article/view/22
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