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Retinal Microvasculature in Relation to Central Hemodynamics in a Flemish Population.

Hypertension 2019 Sep 8;74(3):606-613. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (F.-F.W., L. T., C.-G.Y., J.D.M., Z.-Y.Z., J.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13255DOI Listing
September 2019

Implementing Automated Office Blood Pressure Measurement.

Hypertension 2019 Sep 29;74(3):441-449. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (Z.-Y.Z., J.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.10967DOI Listing
September 2019

Area of the pressure-strain loop during ejection as non-invasive index of left ventricular performance: a population study.

Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2019 Aug 5;17(1):15. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0166-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6683340PMC
August 2019

Diagnosis and Management of Resistant Hypertension.

Hypertension 2019 Aug 19:HYPERTENSIONAHA11913206. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (Z.-Y.Z., J.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13206DOI Listing
August 2019

Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in relation to peripheral and central blood pressure indices in a Nigerian population.

Blood Press 2019 Jul 27:1-8. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

b Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1646610DOI Listing
July 2019

Renal function in relation to low-level environmental lead exposure.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2019 Jun;34(6):941-946

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfy279DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6545464PMC
June 2019

Vitamin K-Dependent Matrix Gla Protein as Multifaceted Protector of Vascular and Tissue Integrity.

Hypertension 2019 Jun;73(6):1160-1169

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (F.-F.W., J.A.S.), University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12412DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6510326PMC
June 2019

Neurocognitive function in relation to blood lead among young men prior to chronic occupational exposure.

Scand J Work Environ Health 2019 May 11;45(3):298-307. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leuven, Campus Sint Rafaël, Kapucijnenvoer 35, Box 7001, BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3798DOI Listing
May 2019

The association of calcium channel blockers with β-cell function in type 2 diabetic patients: A cross-sectional study.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2019 May 22;21(5):638-647. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Beijing Key Laboratory of Diabetes Prevention and Research, Endocrinology Center, Capital Medical University, Beijing Luhe hospital, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13517DOI Listing
May 2019

Central hemodynamics in relation to blood lead in young men prior to chronic occupational exposure.

Blood Press 2019 May 10:1-12. Epub 2019 May 10.

a Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1610654DOI Listing
May 2019

How to reliably diagnose arterial hypertension: lessons from 24 h blood pressure monitoring.

Blood Press 2019 04 9;28(2):93-98. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

a Faculty Of Medicine & Life Sciences , Hasselt University , Diepenbeek , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2018.1557508DOI Listing
April 2019

Central Hemodynamics in Relation to Circulating Desphospho-Uncarboxylated Matrix Gla Protein: A Population Study.

J Am Heart Assoc 2019 Apr;8(7):e011960

1 Studies Coordinating Centre Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Department of Cardiovascular Sciences University of Leuven Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.011960DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6509723PMC
April 2019

Temporal changes in left ventricular longitudinal strain in general population: Clinical correlates and impact on cardiac remodeling.

Echocardiography 2019 03 4;36(3):458-468. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14246DOI Listing
March 2019

Urinary Peptidomic Biomarker for Personalized Prevention and Treatment of Diastolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction.

Proteomics Clin Appl 2019 03 18;13(2):e1800174. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prca.201800174DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6519355PMC
March 2019

Blood Pressure Measurement and Treatment Decisions.

Circ Res 2019 Mar;124(7):990-1008

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (L.T., J.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313219DOI Listing
March 2019

Evidence-based proposal for the number of ambulatory readings required for assessing blood pressure level in research settings: an analysis of the IDACO database.

Blood Press 2018 12 17;27(6):341-350. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

a Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2018.1476057DOI Listing
December 2018

Resistant hypertension.

Kardiol Pol 2018 15;76(7):1031-1042. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/KP.a2018.0129DOI Listing
November 2018

Branched-Chain Amino Acids as Critical Switches in Health and Disease.

Hypertension 2018 11;72(5):1012-1022

From the KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Z.-Y.Z., J.A.S.), University of Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.10919DOI Listing
November 2018

Inactive matrix Gla protein is a novel circulating biomarker predicting retinal arteriolar narrowing in humans.

Sci Rep 2018 Oct 10;8(1):15088. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33257-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180139PMC
October 2018

Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Mortality.

N Engl J Med 2018 09;379(13):1286

University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1809851DOI Listing
September 2018

Genome-wide association study for white coat effect in Japanese middle-aged to elderly people: The HOMED-BP study.

Clin Exp Hypertens 2018 23;40(4):363-369. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

o Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation , Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Sendai , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10641963.2017.1384481DOI Listing
August 2018

Ambulatory blood pressure and long-term risk for atrial fibrillation.

Heart 2018 08 9;104(15):1263-1270. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Studies Coordinating Centre, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312488DOI Listing
August 2018

Association of pulse wave velocity with single nucleotide polymorphisms related to parathyroid hormone.

Blood Press 2018 08 5;27(4):222-230. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

a Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluations , Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine , Shanghai , China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2018.1445961DOI Listing
August 2018

Environmental exposure to lead: old myths never die.

Lancet Public Health 2018 08;3(8):e362

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30131-2DOI Listing
August 2018

Desphospho-uncarboxylated matrix Gla protein is a novel circulating biomarker predicting deterioration of renal function in the general population.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 07;33(7):1122-1128

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfx258DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6030862PMC
July 2018

Diagnosis and management of resistant hypertension: state of the art.

Nat Rev Nephrol 2018 07;14(7):428-441

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41581-018-0006-6DOI Listing
July 2018

Urinary peptidomic biomarkers of renal function in heart transplant recipients.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 Jul 2. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfy185DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6680096PMC
July 2018

Patterns of ambulatory blood pressure: clinical relevance and application.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2018 Jul;20(7):1112-1115

Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13277DOI Listing
July 2018

Office blood pressure measurement in the 21st century.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2018 Jul;20(7):1104-1107

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13276DOI Listing
July 2018

Blood pressure measurement in special populations and circumstances.

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2018 Jul;20(7):1122-1127

Downstate College of Medicine, State University of New York, New York, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13296DOI Listing
July 2018

Epidemiologic observations guiding clinical application of a urinary peptidomic marker of diastolic left ventricular dysfunction.

J Am Soc Hypertens 2018 06 21;12(6):438-447.e4. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; R&D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jash.2018.03.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5990703PMC
June 2018

Associations of Urinary Caffeine and Caffeine Metabolites With Arterial Stiffness in a Large Population-Based Study.

Mayo Clin Proc 2018 05 15;93(5):586-596. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Unit of Population Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland; Division of Chronic Diseases, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2017.12.010DOI Listing
May 2018

Resistant Hypertension: Trials and Tribulations.

Hypertension 2018 05 2;71(5):772-780. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

From the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (M.J.G., R.S., J.M., A.H.); Centre for Molecular Medicine, University College London, United Kingdom (D.J.B.M.); Nephrology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (T.R.); Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA (R.B.); Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, United Kingdom (R.M.); Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (R.M.T.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (J.A.S.); Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mount-Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel (M.B.); Department of Nephrology, Galway University Hospitals, Ireland (D.L.); and University Paris Descartes, AP-HP, Hypertension Unit, Hospital European Georges Pompidou, France (M.B.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.10864DOI Listing
May 2018

Retinal microcirculation and leukocyte telomere length in the general population.

Sci Rep 2018 May 4;8(1):7095. Epub 2018 May 4.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25165-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5935741PMC
May 2018

The rationale and design of reduction of uncontrolled hypertension by Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine (REMOTE) study.

Blood Press 2018 04 27;27(2):99-105. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

a Department of Medicine II, Endocrinology and Hypertension , Tokyo Women's Medical University , Tokyo , Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2017.1406306DOI Listing
April 2018

Doppler indexes of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in relation to haemodynamic load components in a general population.

J Hypertens 2018 04;36(4):867-875

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001623DOI Listing
April 2018

Management of a Pregnant Woman With Fibromuscular Dysplasia.

Hypertension 2018 04 26;71(4):540-547. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

From the Department of Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (E.B., S.P., A.P.), Pole of Cardiovascular Research, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique (S.P., A.P.), and Department of Radiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (F.H.), Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Internal Medicine and Hypertension Division, Department of Medical Sciences, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy (E.B.); Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (A.F.D., R.M.T.); Division of Internal Medicine and Hypertension Unit, Department of Medical Science, University of Padova, Italy (G.P.R.); Department of Hypertension, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina (R.G.M.); Department of Hypertension, Instituto Cardiovascular Lezica, San Isidro, Argentina (R.G.M.); Abbott Argentina, Buenos Aires (R.G.M.); Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (J.A.S.); Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mount-Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel (M.B.); and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (T.K.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.10819DOI Listing
April 2018

The risk of nephrolithiasis is causally related to inactive matrix Gla protein, a marker of vitamin K status: a Mendelian randomization study in a Flemish population.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 03;33(3):514-522

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfx014DOI Listing
March 2018

Ibuprofen exposure in early neonatal life does not affect renal function in young adolescence.

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2018 Mar 14;103(2):F107-F111. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-312922DOI Listing
March 2018

Glomerular function in relation to circulating adhesion molecules and inflammation markers in a general population.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 03;33(3):426-435

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfx256DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6018976PMC
March 2018

Reproducibility of Retinal Microvascular Traits Decoded by the Singapore I Vessel Assessment Software Across the Human Age Range.

Am J Hypertens 2018 03;31(4):438-449

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpx202DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861549PMC
March 2018

Association between cognition and the retinal microvasculature in 11-year old children born preterm or at term.

Early Hum Dev 2018 03 3;118:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 3.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Siciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2018.01.018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5885985PMC
March 2018

Relation of Insulin Resistance to Longitudinal Changes in Left Ventricular Structure and Function in a General Population.

J Am Heart Assoc 2018 03 24;7(7). Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.117.008315DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5907600PMC
March 2018

Conventional and Ambulatory Blood Pressure as Predictors of Diastolic Left Ventricular Function in a Flemish Population.

J Am Heart Assoc 2018 02 8;7(4). Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.117.007868DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5850199PMC
February 2018

Letter to editor: Blood pressure, hypertension and lead exposure.

Environ Health 2018 02 19;17(1):16. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Campus Sint Rafaël, Kapucijnenvoer 35, Box 7001, BE-3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12940-018-0364-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819225PMC
February 2018

ECG Voltage in Relation to Peripheral and Central Ambulatory Blood Pressure.

Am J Hypertens 2018 01;31(2):178-187

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpx157DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861554PMC
January 2018

Association of office and ambulatory blood pressure with blood lead in workers before occupational exposure.

J Am Soc Hypertens 2018 01 9;12(1):14-24. Epub 2017 Nov 9.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jash.2017.10.010DOI Listing
January 2018

Longitudinal Changes in LV Structure and Diastolic Function in Relation to Arterial Properties in General Population.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 11 15;10(11):1307-1316. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.10.018DOI Listing
November 2017

Reply.

J Hypertens 2017 11;35(11):2327-2328

aDepartment of Cardiology and Clinical Research, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland bMount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA cJagiellonian University Krakow, Kraków, Poland dDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Clinica Medica, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy eService de Néphrologie et Hypertension, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland fDepartment of Biomedical Sciences, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, Washington gHeart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, C240 Medical Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California, USA hDepartment of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland iDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine,Tochigi, Japan jDepartment of Cardiology, University of Oslo, Ullevaal Hospital, Oslo, Norway kCardiovascular Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA lDepartment of Pharmacology, European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Inserm UMR 970, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France mHypertension Unit, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada nDepartment of Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands oDepartment of Heart Diseases, University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway pUniversity of Milano-Bicocca qIRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy rDepartment of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland sHypertension and Cardiovascular Research Clinic, Veterans Affairs and Georgetown University Medical Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA tDepartment of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, Ospedale S. Luca IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano uDepartment of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy vImperial Clinical Trials Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK wHospital Clinico Unviersitario de Valencia, Valencia xDepartment of Nephrology, Hypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain yDepartment of Medicine, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada zDepartment of Nephrology and Hypertension, Friedrich-Alexander- University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany aaDivision of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine bbAmerican Society of Hypertension, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ccInternational Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London - Hammersmith Campus, London, UK ddDiabetes and Cardiovascular Center, University of Missouri School of Medicine eeDepartment Service, Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital ffDepartment of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA ggUniversity of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium hhDepartment of Hypertension, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China iiSUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA jjUniversity College London and NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, University College London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001526DOI Listing
November 2017

Office and Home Blood Pressures as Determinants of Electrocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Among Black Nigerians Compared With White Flemish.

Am J Hypertens 2017 Nov;30(11):1083-1092

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2017

Cardiovascular Risk Associated With White-Coat Hypertension: Con Side of the Argument.

Hypertension 2017 10 28;70(4):676-682. Epub 2017 Aug 28.

From the Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A.); Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan (K.A.); Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluations, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China (Y.L.); Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California-Irvine (S.S.F.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (L.T., J.A.S.); Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Ireland (E.O.); and R&D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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October 2017

Independent effects of blood pressure and parathyroid hormone on aortic pulse wave velocity in untreated Chinese patients.

J Hypertens 2017 09;35(9):1841-1848

aCenter for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluations, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China bResearch Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Studies Coordinating Centre, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium cR&D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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September 2017

Left ventricular function in relation to chronic residential air pollution in a general population.

Eur J Prev Cardiol 2017 09 15;24(13):1416-1428. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

1 Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium.

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September 2017

Post-processing reproducibility of the structural characteristics of the common carotid artery in a Flemish population.

Artery Res 2017 Sep;19:9-17

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

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September 2017

Sham or no sham control: that is the question in trials of renal denervation for resistant hypertension. A systematic meta-analysis.

Blood Press 2017 Aug 26;26(4):195-203. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

d Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.

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August 2017

Expertise: No Longer a Sine Qua Non for Guideline Authors?

Hypertension 2017 08 26;70(2):235-237. Epub 2017 Jun 26.

From the Department of Cardiology and Clinical Research, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland (F.H.M., L.H., S.F.R.); Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY (F.H.M.); Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland (F.H.M.); Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Clinica Medica, University of Brescia, Italy (E.A.R.); Service de Néphrologie et Hypertension, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland (M.B.); Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, WA (W.J.E.); Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, C240 Medical Sciences, University of California, Irvine (S.S.F.); Department of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland (T.G.); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan (K.K.); Department of Cardiology, University of Oslo, Ullevaal Hospital, Norway (S.E.K.); Cardiovascular Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ (J.B.K.); Departments of Pharmacology, European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Inserm UMR 970, University Paris Descartes, France (S.L.); Hypertension Unit, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada (F.H.L.); Department of Heart Diseases, University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, Norway (P.L.-J.); University of Milano-Bicocca, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy (G.M.); Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland (K.N.); Hypertension and Cardiovascular Research Clinic, Veterans Affairs and Georgetown University Medical Centers, Washington DC (V.P.); Department of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, Ospedale S. Luca IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (G.P.); Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, Imperial College London, United Kingdom (N.P.); Hospital Clinico Unviersitario de Valencia, Spain (J.R.); Department of Nephrology, Hypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain (L.M.R.); Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and Department of Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (E.L.S.); Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany (R.E.S.); Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, and American Society of Hypertension, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (A.B.S.); International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London-Hammersmith Campus, United Kingdom (P.S.); Diabetes and Cardiovascular Center, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia; Research Service, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Research Service, Columbia; Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia (J.R.S.); University of Leuven, Belgium (J.A.S.); Department of Hypertension, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China (J.W.); SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (M.W.); and University College London and NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, University College London, UK (B.W.).

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August 2017

Expertise: no longer a sine qua non for guideline authors?

J Hypertens 2017 08;35(8):1564-1566

aDepartment of Cardiology and Clinical Research, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland bMount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA cJagiellonian University Krakow, Kraków, Poland dDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Clinica Medica, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy eService de Néphrologie et Hypertension, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland fDepartment of Biomedical Sciences, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima, Washington gHeart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, C240 Medical Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California, USA hDepartment of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland iDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan jDepartment of Cardiology, University of Oslo, Ullevaal Hospital, Oslo, Norway kCardiovascular Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA lDepartment of Pharmacology, European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Inserm UMR 970, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France mHypertension Unit, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada nDepartment of Heart Diseases, University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway oUniversity of Milano-Bicocca pIRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy qDepartment of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland rHypertension and Cardiovascular Research Clinic, Veterans Affairs and Georgetown University Medical Centers, Washington, District of Columbia, USA sDepartment of Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, Ospedale S. Luca IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano tDepartment of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy uImperial Clinical Trials Unit, Imperial College London, London, UK vHospital Clinico Unviersitario de Valencia, Valencia wDepartment of Nephrology, Hypertension Unit, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain xDepartment of Medicine, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada yDepartment of Nephrology and Hypertension, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany zDivision of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine aaAmerican Society of Hypertension, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA bbInternational Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London - Hammersmith Campus, London, UK ccDiabetes and Cardiovascular Center, University of Missouri School of Medicine ddDepartment Service, Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital eeDepartment of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA ffUniversity of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium ggDepartment of Hypertension, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China hhSUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA iiUniversity College London and NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, University College London, London, UK jjDepartment of Medicine, Masstricht University Medical Center, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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August 2017

Erratum: Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk.

Authors:
Ilja M Nolte M Loretto Munoz Vinicius Tragante Azmeraw T Amare Rick Jansen Ahmad Vaez Benedikt von der Heyde Christy L Avery Joshua C Bis Bram Dierckx Jenny van Dongen Stephanie M Gogarten Philippe Goyette Jussi Hernesniemi Ville Huikari Shih-Jen Hwang Deepali Jaju Kathleen F Kerr Alexander Kluttig Bouwe P Krijthe Jitender Kumar Sander W van der Laan Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen Adam X Maihofer Arpi Minassian Peter J van der Most Martina Müller-Nurasyid Michel Nivard Erika Salvi James D Stewart Julian F Thayer Niek Verweij Andrew Wong Delilah Zabaneh Mohammad H Zafarmand Abdel Abdellaoui Sulayma Albarwani Christine Albert Alvaro Alonso Foram Ashar Juha Auvinen Tomas Axelsson Dewleen G Baker Paul I W de Bakker Matteo Barcella Riad Bayoumi Rob J Bieringa Dorret Boomsma Gabrielle Boucher Annie R Britton Ingrid Christophersen Andrea Dietrich George B Ehret Patrick T Ellinor Markku Eskola Janine F Felix John S Floras Oscar H Franco Peter Friberg Maaike G J Gademan Mark A Geyer Vilmantas Giedraitis Catharina A Hartman Daiane Hemerich Albert Hofman Jouke-Jan Hottenga Heikki Huikuri Nina Hutri-Kähönen Xavier Jouven Juhani Junttila Markus Juonala Antti M Kiviniemi Jan A Kors Meena Kumari Tatiana Kuznetsova Cathy C Laurie Joop D Lefrandt Yong Li Yun Li Duanping Liao Marian C Limacher Henry J Lin Cecilia M Lindgren Steven A Lubitz Anubha Mahajan Barbara McKnight Henriette Meyer Zu Schwabedissen Yuri Milaneschi Nina Mononen Andrew P Morris Mike A Nalls Gerjan Navis Melanie Neijts Kjell Nikus Kari E North Daniel T O'Connor Johan Ormel Siegfried Perz Annette Peters Bruce M Psaty Olli T Raitakari Victoria B Risbrough Moritz F Sinner David Siscovick Johannes H Smit Nicholas L Smith Elsayed Z Soliman Nona Sotoodehnia Jan A Staessen Phyllis K Stein Adrienne M Stilp Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek Konstantin Strauch Johan Sundström Cees A Swenne Ann-Christine Syvänen Jean-Claude Tardif Kent D Taylor Alexander Teumer Timothy A Thornton Lesley E Tinker André G Uitterlinden Jessica van Setten Andreas Voss Melanie Waldenberger Kirk C Wilhelmsen Gonneke Willemsen Quenna Wong Zhu-Ming Zhang Alan B Zonderman Daniele Cusi Michele K Evans Halina K Greiser Pim van der Harst Mohammad Hassan Erik Ingelsson Marjo-Riitta Järvelin Stefan Kääb Mika Kähönen Mika Kivimaki Charles Kooperberg Diana Kuh Terho Lehtimäki Lars Lind Caroline M Nievergelt Chris J O'Donnell Albertine J Oldehinkel Brenda Penninx Alexander P Reiner Harriëtte Riese Arie M van Roon John D Rioux Jerome I Rotter Tamar Sofer Bruno H Stricker Henning Tiemeier Tanja G M Vrijkotte Folkert W Asselbergs Bianca J J M Brundel Susan R Heckbert Eric A Whitsel Marcel den Hoed Harold Snieder Eco J C de Geus

Nat Commun 2017 08 2;8:16140. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

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August 2017

Novel Urinary Peptidomic Classifier Predicts Incident Heart Failure.

J Am Heart Assoc 2017 Aug 7;6(8). Epub 2017 Aug 7.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium

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August 2017

Renal function in relation to sodium intake: a quantitative review of the literature.

Kidney Int 2017 07 12;92(1):67-78. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; R&D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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July 2017

Prevalence, Treatment, and Control Rates of Conventional and Ambulatory Hypertension Across 10 Populations in 3 Continents.

Hypertension 2017 07 8;70(1):50-58. Epub 2017 May 8.

From the Laboratorio de Neurociencias and Instituto Cardiovascular, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela (J.M., G.E.M.); Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Brownsville (G.E.M.); Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (K.A., Y.I.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A., T.O.); Centro de Nefrología and Departamento de Fisiopatología, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay (J.B.); Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy (E.C.); the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte and RCPH, Centre for Health, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark (T.W.H.); KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (L.J., T.K., L.T., J.A.S.); Department of Medicine, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (J.J.); The First Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland (K.K.J., K.S.S.); Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluation, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China (Y.L., J.-G.W.); Institute of Internal and Preventive Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia (T.K., S.M., Y.N.); and R & D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (JAS).

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July 2017

Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk.

Authors:
Ilja M Nolte M Loretto Munoz Vinicius Tragante Azmeraw T Amare Rick Jansen Ahmad Vaez Benedikt von der Heyde Christy L Avery Joshua C Bis Bram Dierckx Jenny van Dongen Stephanie M Gogarten Philippe Goyette Jussi Hernesniemi Ville Huikari Shih-Jen Hwang Deepali Jaju Kathleen F Kerr Alexander Kluttig Bouwe P Krijthe Jitender Kumar Sander W van der Laan Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen Adam X Maihofer Arpi Minassian Peter J van der Most Martina Müller-Nurasyid Michel Nivard Erika Salvi James D Stewart Julian F Thayer Niek Verweij Andrew Wong Delilah Zabaneh Mohammad H Zafarmand Abdel Abdellaoui Sulayma Albarwani Christine Albert Alvaro Alonso Foram Ashar Juha Auvinen Tomas Axelsson Dewleen G Baker Paul I W de Bakker Matteo Barcella Riad Bayoumi Rob J Bieringa Dorret Boomsma Gabrielle Boucher Annie R Britton Ingrid Christophersen Andrea Dietrich George B Ehret Patrick T Ellinor Markku Eskola Janine F Felix John S Floras Oscar H Franco Peter Friberg Maaike G J Gademan Mark A Geyer Vilmantas Giedraitis Catharina A Hartman Daiane Hemerich Albert Hofman Jouke-Jan Hottenga Heikki Huikuri Nina Hutri-Kähönen Xavier Jouven Juhani Junttila Markus Juonala Antti M Kiviniemi Jan A Kors Meena Kumari Tatiana Kuznetsova Cathy C Laurie Joop D Lefrandt Yong Li Yun Li Duanping Liao Marian C Limacher Henry J Lin Cecilia M Lindgren Steven A Lubitz Anubha Mahajan Barbara McKnight Henriette Meyer Zu Schwabedissen Yuri Milaneschi Nina Mononen Andrew P Morris Mike A Nalls Gerjan Navis Melanie Neijts Kjell Nikus Kari E North Daniel T O'Connor Johan Ormel Siegfried Perz Annette Peters Bruce M Psaty Olli T Raitakari Victoria B Risbrough Moritz F Sinner David Siscovick Johannes H Smit Nicholas L Smith Elsayed Z Soliman Nona Sotoodehnia Jan A Staessen Phyllis K Stein Adrienne M Stilp Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek Konstantin Strauch Johan Sundström Cees A Swenne Ann-Christine Syvänen Jean-Claude Tardif Kent D Taylor Alexander Teumer Timothy A Thornton Lesley E Tinker André G Uitterlinden Jessica van Setten Andreas Voss Melanie Waldenberger Kirk C Wilhelmsen Gonneke Willemsen Quenna Wong Zhu-Ming Zhang Alan B Zonderman Daniele Cusi Michele K Evans Halina K Greiser Pim van der Harst Mohammad Hassan Erik Ingelsson Marjo-Riitta Järvelin Stefan Kääb Mika Kähönen Mika Kivimaki Charles Kooperberg Diana Kuh Terho Lehtimäki Lars Lind Caroline M Nievergelt Chris J O'Donnell Albertine J Oldehinkel Brenda Penninx Alexander P Reiner Harriëtte Riese Arie M van Roon John D Rioux Jerome I Rotter Tamar Sofer Bruno H Stricker Henning Tiemeier Tanja G M Vrijkotte Folkert W Asselbergs Bianca J J M Brundel Susan R Heckbert Eric A Whitsel Marcel den Hoed Harold Snieder Eco J C de Geus

Nat Commun 2017 06 14;8:15805. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Department of Biological Psychology, Behavioral and Movement Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands.

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June 2017

Blood Pressure Measurement Anno 2016.

Am J Hypertens 2017 May;30(5):453-463

Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

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May 2017

Associations of plasma uric acid and purine metabolites with blood pressure in children: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study.

J Hypertens 2017 05;35(5):982-993

aDivision of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Medical CentrebCAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary CarecDepartment of Epidemiology, Maastricht UniversitydDepartment of Clinical Genetics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The NetherlandseResearch Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Studies Coordinating Centre, University of Leuven, Leuven, BelgiumfDepartment of Internal Medicine, Maasticht University Medical CentergCARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University Medical CentrehCARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, and MaCSBio Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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May 2017

Outcome-Driven Thresholds for Increased Home Blood Pressure Variability.

Hypertension 2017 04 13;69(4):599-607. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

From the Department of Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku, Finland (E.P.J., T.J.N., J.K.J., P.J.P., V.L.L., A.M.J.); Division of Medicine (E.P.J.) and Heart Centre (V.L.L.), Turku University Hospital, Finland; Department of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland (E.P.J., A.M.J.); Framingham Heart Study, Boston University, MA (T.J.N.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (L.T., J.A.S.); Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan (K.A., T.O., Y.I.); Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A., T.O.); Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (A.H.); Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina (L.S.A.); Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan (I.T.); Hypertension Center STRIDE-7, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Third Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Greece (G.S.S.); and R&D VitaK Group, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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April 2017

Genome-wide meta-analysis of 241,258 adults accounting for smoking behaviour identifies novel loci for obesity traits.

Authors:
Anne E Justice Thomas W Winkler Mary F Feitosa Misa Graff Virginia A Fisher Kristin Young Llilda Barata Xuan Deng Jacek Czajkowski David Hadley Julius S Ngwa Tarunveer S Ahluwalia Audrey Y Chu Nancy L Heard-Costa Elise Lim Jeremiah Perez John D Eicher Zoltán Kutalik Luting Xue Anubha Mahajan Frida Renström Joseph Wu Qibin Qi Shafqat Ahmad Tamuno Alfred Najaf Amin Lawrence F Bielak Amelie Bonnefond Jennifer Bragg Gemma Cadby Martina Chittani Scott Coggeshall Tanguy Corre Nese Direk Joel Eriksson Krista Fischer Mathias Gorski Marie Neergaard Harder Momoko Horikoshi Tao Huang Jennifer E Huffman Anne U Jackson Johanne Marie Justesen Stavroula Kanoni Leena Kinnunen Marcus E Kleber Pirjo Komulainen Meena Kumari Unhee Lim Jian'an Luan Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen Massimo Mangino Ani Manichaikul Jonathan Marten Rita P S Middelberg Martina Müller-Nurasyid Pau Navarro Louis Pérusse Natalia Pervjakova Cinzia Sarti Albert Vernon Smith Jennifer A Smith Alena Stančáková Rona J Strawbridge Heather M Stringham Yun Ju Sung Toshiko Tanaka Alexander Teumer Stella Trompet Sander W van der Laan Peter J van der Most Jana V Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk Sailaja L Vedantam Niek Verweij Jacqueline M Vink Veronique Vitart Ying Wu Loic Yengo Weihua Zhang Jing Hua Zhao Martina E Zimmermann Niha Zubair Gonçalo R Abecasis Linda S Adair Saima Afaq Uzma Afzal Stephan J L Bakker Traci M Bartz John Beilby Richard N Bergman Sven Bergmann Reiner Biffar John Blangero Eric Boerwinkle Lori L Bonnycastle Erwin Bottinger Daniele Braga Brendan M Buckley Steve Buyske Harry Campbell John C Chambers Francis S Collins Joanne E Curran Gert J de Borst Anton J M de Craen Eco J C de Geus George Dedoussis Graciela E Delgado Hester M den Ruijter Gudny Eiriksdottir Anna L Eriksson Tõnu Esko Jessica D Faul Ian Ford Terrence Forrester Karl Gertow Bruna Gigante Nicola Glorioso Jian Gong Harald Grallert Tanja B Grammer Niels Grarup Saskia Haitjema Göran Hallmans Anders Hamsten Torben Hansen Tamara B Harris Catharina A Hartman Maija Hassinen Nicholas D Hastie Andrew C Heath Dena Hernandez Lucia Hindorff Lynne J Hocking Mette Hollensted Oddgeir L Holmen Georg Homuth Jouke Jan Hottenga Jie Huang Joseph Hung Nina Hutri-Kähönen Erik Ingelsson Alan L James John-Olov Jansson Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin Min A Jhun Marit E Jørgensen Markus Juonala Mika Kähönen Magnus Karlsson Heikki A Koistinen Ivana Kolcic Genovefa Kolovou Charles Kooperberg Bernhard K Krämer Johanna Kuusisto Kirsti Kvaløy Timo A Lakka Claudia Langenberg Lenore J Launer Karin Leander Nanette R Lee Lars Lind Cecilia M Lindgren Allan Linneberg Stephane Lobbens Marie Loh Mattias Lorentzon Robert Luben Gitta Lubke Anja Ludolph-Donislawski Sara Lupoli Pamela A F Madden Reija Männikkö Pedro Marques-Vidal Nicholas G Martin Colin A McKenzie Barbara McKnight Dan Mellström Cristina Menni Grant W Montgomery Aw Bill Musk Narisu Narisu Matthias Nauck Ilja M Nolte Albertine J Oldehinkel Matthias Olden Ken K Ong Sandosh Padmanabhan Patricia A Peyser Charlotta Pisinger David J Porteous Olli T Raitakari Tuomo Rankinen D C Rao Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik Rajesh Rawal Treva Rice Paul M Ridker Lynda M Rose Stephanie A Bien Igor Rudan Serena Sanna Mark A Sarzynski Naveed Sattar Kai Savonen David Schlessinger Salome Scholtens Claudia Schurmann Robert A Scott Bengt Sennblad Marten A Siemelink Günther Silbernagel P Eline Slagboom Harold Snieder Jan A Staessen David J Stott Morris A Swertz Amy J Swift Kent D Taylor Bamidele O Tayo Barbara Thorand Dorothee Thuillier Jaakko Tuomilehto Andre G Uitterlinden Liesbeth Vandenput Marie-Claude Vohl Henry Völzke Judith M Vonk Gérard Waeber Melanie Waldenberger R G J Westendorp Sarah Wild Gonneke Willemsen Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel Andrew Wong Alan F Wright Wei Zhao M Carola Zillikens Damiano Baldassarre Beverley Balkau Stefania Bandinelli Carsten A Böger Dorret I Boomsma Claude Bouchard Marcel Bruinenberg Daniel I Chasman Yii-DerIda Chen Peter S Chines Richard S Cooper Francesco Cucca Daniele Cusi Ulf de Faire Luigi Ferrucci Paul W Franks Philippe Froguel Penny Gordon-Larsen Hans-Jörgen Grabe Vilmundur Gudnason Christopher A Haiman Caroline Hayward Kristian Hveem Andrew D Johnson J Wouter Jukema Sharon L R Kardia Mika Kivimaki Jaspal S Kooner Diana Kuh Markku Laakso Terho Lehtimäki Loic Le Marchand Winfried März Mark I McCarthy Andres Metspalu Andrew P Morris Claes Ohlsson Lyle J Palmer Gerard Pasterkamp Oluf Pedersen Annette Peters Ulrike Peters Ozren Polasek Bruce M Psaty Lu Qi Rainer Rauramaa Blair H Smith Thorkild I A Sørensen Konstantin Strauch Henning Tiemeier Elena Tremoli Pim van der Harst Henrik Vestergaard Peter Vollenweider Nicholas J Wareham David R Weir John B Whitfield James F Wilson Jessica Tyrrell Timothy M Frayling Inês Barroso Michael Boehnke Panagiotis Deloukas Caroline S Fox Joel N Hirschhorn David J Hunter Tim D Spector David P Strachan Cornelia M van Duijn Iris M Heid Karen L Mohlke Jonathan Marchini Ruth J F Loos Tuomas O Kilpeläinen Ching-Ti Liu Ingrid B Borecki Kari E North L Adrienne Cupples

Nat Commun 2017 04 26;8:14977. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA.

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April 2017

PEAR1 is not a major susceptibility gene for cardiovascular disease in a Flemish population.

BMC Med Genet 2017 04 27;18(1):45. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences,, University of Leuven, Campus Sint Rafaël, Kapucijnenvoer 35, Box 7001, BE-3000, Leuven, Belgium.

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Does Extremely Low Birth Weight Predispose to Low-Renin Hypertension?

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Departments of Pediatrics and Neonatology (A.R., E.L.) and Laboratory Medicine (J.C., S.P.), University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium; KU Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration (A.R., E.L., K.A.) and Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (Z.-Y.Z., N.C., F.-F.W., L.J., T.K., J.A.S.), University of Leuven, Belgium; Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (T.P. v.T.); R&D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (J.A.S.); and Intensive Care and Department of Pediatric Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (K.A.).

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March 2017

Genetics of ion homeostasis in Ménière's Disease.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Feb 11;274(2):757-763. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Genomics of Renal Diseases and Hypertension Unit, Division of Genetics and Cellular Biology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.

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February 2017

Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Relation to Environmental Exposure to Lead and Cadmium.

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