Differential alterations of common carotid and femoral artery distensibility in 12‐week‐old spontaneously hypertensive rats

Maria Luisa Stella, Luca Mircoli, Arduino A. Mangoni, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto U. Ferrari, Giuseppe Mancia

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Abstract

In essential hypertension, the mechanical properties of the radial artery have been shown to be largely unaltered, whereas more controversial and less reliable data have been obtained for the common carotid artery. We therefore examined the distensibility/pressure relationships of the predominantly elastic common carotid artery and of the predominantly muscle-type femoral artery in 12-week-old normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1665-1669
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arterial distensibility
  • Blood vessels
  • Common carotid artery
  • Femoral artery
  • Hypertension
  • Spontaneously hypertensive rats

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