ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Summary. Endothelial dysfunction is the essential occurrence in an early phasis of atherogenic process, pointing at the first functional disturbances of cardiovascular system at endothelial level. By the assessment of endothelial dysfunction, subjects with the increased risk for cardiovascular incidents in preclinical phasis, can be selected. Non-invasive assessment of endothelial function with ultrasound test is the new non-invasive measurement that has enabled the assessment, observation and the repeated tests without any limit or risk for the patient, and all in a frame of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.