BACKGROUND: Inflammation and infection may initiate and promote atherosclerosis or its complications by adverse effects on the vascular endothelium. The mechanisms by which aspirin reduces cardiovascular risk might involve anti-inflammatory actions or direct effects on the endothelium in addition to its antiplatelet action. We investigated the role of aspirin in modulating endothelial dysfunction induced by an experimental inflammatory stimulus. METHODS AND RESULTS: An inflammatory response ...Expand abstract
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Prevention of inflammation-induced endothelial dysfunction: a novel vasculo-protective action of aspirin.
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