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ea0014p122 | (1) | ECE2007

Effect of surgery on carotid vascular remodeling in patients with pheochromocytoma

Bernini Giampaolo , Galetta Fabio , Bardini Michele , Franzoni Ferdinando , Taurino Chiara , Moretti Angelica , Bernini Matteo , Salvetti Antonio

In vitro and in vivo studies suggest that catecholamines, in addition to their hemodynamic effect, exert a direct influence on the vascular wall, leading to eutrophic and hypertrophic remodeling. This finding is in agreement with that recently reported by our group on patients with pheochromocytoma (PHEO) who show carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and vascular fibrosis higher than essential hypertensives matched for classic cardiovascular risk factors, includi...