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Large & Small Artery Endothelial Dysfunction in CFS Newton et al - heart risk

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Glynis Steele, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Glynis Steele

    Glynis Steele Senior Member

    Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    Interesting find - thanks Glynis. It is good to see certain symptoms explained - "can't find any veins" said the nurse trying draw blood at one stage and heart taking off at high speed episodes on other occasions.
  3. voner

    voner Senior Member

    would somebody like to explain what these results say is going on in the veins and arteries of ME/CFS patients? Anybody know what sheer stress is?

    thanks and events.
  4. Holmsey

    Holmsey Senior Member

    Scotland, UK
    Just a bit of additional info from Dr. Newton regarding the cohort.

    Since our original manuscript had to be cut down to fit into a research letter, we had to miss out some of the information about the participants. Here's our original paragraph, which hopefully answers your questions.

    The study included 39 patients (mean standard deviation age 5211 years, 18 men) who fulfilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for CFS, and who had been assessed by us previously for disease onset, symptom severity and duration of illness. Their mean blood pressure was 12921/8014 mmHg. A control group was also recruited, consisting of 36 healthy volunteers matched for age and gender (mean age
    5011 years, 17 men). Their mean blood pressure was 12516/7610 mmHg.

    This work was actually funded by the charity ME Research UK not the CSO. Since completing the project, I am no longer involved directly in clinical research so I don't know exactly what the situation is, but the group is certainly continuing to research this area.

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