Figure 1.

The myriad of potential consequences of endothelial dysfunction. Many human diseases, and in particular some of the most common diseases, are characterized by abnormal changes that take place within the blood vessel and alter vascular responses and function. vSMC, vascular smooth muscle cells.

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