Effect of nifedipine and cerivastatin on coronary endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease - The ENCORE I study (Evaluation of nifedipine and cerivastatin on recovery of coronary endothelial function)
Azancot, I × Balbi, M Bonnier, JJRM Desmet, Walter Diederich, KW Drexel, H Dubois-Rande, J Etbel, R Ribeiro, VD Glogar, H Hanrath, P Hess, OM Heyer, G Hugenholtz, PG Lafont, A Luscher, TF #
Lippincott williams & wilkins
Circulation vol:107 issue:3 pages:422-428
Background-Endothelial dysfunction is an important feature of atherosclerosis. Inhibition of the HMG-CoA pathway and of calcium channels improves endothelial function experimentally and in the forearm circulation. Thus, we investigated the effects of a statin and/or a calcium antagonist on coronary endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).