Endothelial function play a significant role in cardiovascular adaptation of physiological changes occurring during pregnancy. Hypertension in a pregnant women may be considered an endothelial dysfunction secondary disease. No studies have explored functional integrity of vasculature by mean of brachial artery diameter and flow mediated dilation in HIV infected women during pregnancy so far. Our objective was to describe endothelial function chenges and predictors in pregnant women with and without HIV infection.
Measurement of endothelial function in HIV-infected pregnant women:case-control study / K., Luzi; Zona, Stefano; A., Lattanzi; R., Bruno; Facchinetti, Fabio; Esposito, Roberto; Guaraldi, Giovanni. - In: INFECTION. - ISSN 0300-8126. - STAMPA. - 38 Suppl.I:(2010), pp. 33-34. (Intervento presentato al convegno Italian Conference on AIDS and Retroviruses (ICAR) tenutosi a Brescia nel Jun 20-22 2010).