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Erratum to: Cerebrovascular mental stress reactivity is impaired in hypertension

Cardiovascular Ultrasound20097:40

Received: 18 August 2009

Accepted: 25 August 2009

Published: 25 August 2009

The original article was published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2009 7:32


After publication of this work [1], we noted that Figure Two Y axis is labeled incorrectly as CA IMT (mm). The correct label is ''CA Diameter (cm)'' (see figure 1).
Figure 1

Figure two – Bar graphs showing the effect of mental stress on carotid artery diameter in hypertensive subjects with increasing mean blood pressure.

The following statement should also be deleted from the text: "Twenty-three of 30 (76%) healthy subjects responded with vasodilation" under subheading ''Normal Human Volunteers''.



Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Cardiology at Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Echocardiography Laboratories, Division of Cardiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


  1. Naqvi TZ, Hyuhn HK: Cerebrovascular mental stress reactivity is impaired in hypertension. Cardiovascular Ultrasound. 2009, 7: 32-10.1186/1476-7120-7-32.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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