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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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6687036PMC
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Combined effect of renal function and serum potassium level in sudden cardiac death in aging hypertensive subjects.

Hypertens Res 2018 Jun 9;41(6):469-474. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Pharmacie, Hospices Civils de Lyon- EMR3738 Ciblage thérapeutique en oncologie, Université C Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-018-0035-3DOI Listing
June 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

Retinal microcirculation and leukocyte telomere length in the general population.

Sci Rep 2018 05 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

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

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

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

Correlation Between Mitochondrial DNA Content Measured in Myocardium and Peripheral Blood of Patients with Non-Ischemic Heart Failure.

Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2017 Dec 31;21(12):736-741. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

1 Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Hypertension, University Medical Centre Ljubljana , Ljubljana, Slovenia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/gtmb.2017.0099DOI Listing
December 2017

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

A sudden death risk score specifically for hypertension: based on 25 648 individual patient data from six randomized controlled trials.

J Hypertens 2017 11;35(11):2178-2184

aLaboratoire de Biologie et Biométrie Evolutive, UMR 5558, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France bDepartamento de Preclínicas, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile cInstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Cochrane, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland dLaboratoire de Pharmacologie and de Pharmacodynamie, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal eCentre d'Investigation Clinique, EPICIME (Epidémiologie, Pharmacologie, Investigation Clinique, Information Médicale, Mère-Enfant), Hospices Civils de Lyon/INSERM/UCB Lyon1/UMR5558 fService de Pharmacotoxicologie, EPICIME-CIC 1407 INSERM, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France gDepartment of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Målpunkt X Norrlands Universitetssjukhus 206, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden hHypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Leuven, Belgium iService de Pharmacotoxicologie, Unité de Pharmacologie Clinique et essais thérapeutiques, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001451DOI 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpx114DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861556PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.08902DOI Listing
October 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2047487317715109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5574492PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2017.04.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567409PMC
September 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2016.11.032DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.09188DOI Listing
July 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08603DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12881-017-0411-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5408434PMC
April 2017

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

J Am Heart Assoc 2017 02 1;6(2). Epub 2017 Feb 1.

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.116.004692DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5523767PMC
February 2017

Diurnal Blood Pressure Rhythmicity in Relation to Environmental and Genetic Cues in Untreated Referred Patients.

Hypertension 2017 01 7;69(1):128-135. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

From the Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluation, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China (C.-S.S., Y.-B.C., Q.-H.G., F.-K.L., Q.-F.H., J.-G.W., Y.L.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (F.-F.W., W.-Y.Y., L.T., J.A.S.); and R & D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07958DOI Listing
January 2017

Retinal microvascular diameter, a hypertension-related trait, in ECG-gated vs. non-gated images analyzed by IVAN and SIVA.

Hypertens Res 2016 Dec 7;39(12):886-892. Epub 2016 Jul 7.

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/hr.2016.81DOI Listing
December 2016

Xanthine oxidase gene variants and their association with blood pressure and incident hypertension: a population study.

J Hypertens 2016 11;34(11):2147-54

aDivision of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre+, Maastricht, The Netherlands bStudies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium cFirst Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland dInstitute of Internal and Preventive Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation eDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova fDepartment of Health Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy gFaculty of Medicine, Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic hSchool of Nephrology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University iInstitute of Biomedical Technologies, Italian National Centre of Research, Milan, Italy jVitaK R & D Group kDepartment of Epidemiology, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Sciences, and MaCSBio Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001077DOI Listing
November 2016

The Cardiovascular Risk of White-Coat Hypertension.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2016 11;68(19):2033-2043

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2016.08.035DOI Listing
November 2016

Vitamin-K-Dependent Protection of the Renal Microvasculature: Histopathological Studies in Normal and Diseased Kidneys.

Pulse (Basel) 2016 Sep 24;4(2-3):85-91. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

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.

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September 2016

Insulin Resistance in Relation to Lipids and Inflammation in Type-2 Diabetic Patients and Non-Diabetic People.

PLoS One 2016 13;11(4):e0153171. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

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

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August 2016

Conventional and Ambulatory Blood Pressure as Predictors of Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing.

Hypertension 2016 08 20;68(2):511-20. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (F.-F.W., Z.-Y.Z, L.T., W.-Y.Y, L.J., N.C., Y.-M.G., T.K., J.A.S.), Department of Development and Regeneration (K.A.), Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (P.V.), University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 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 (Y.L.); and Department of Pharmacology (H.A.J.S.-B.) and R&D Group VitaK (J.A.S.), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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August 2016

Association of left ventricular structure and function with peripheral blood mitochondrial DNA content in a general population.

Int J Cardiol 2016 Jul 25;214:180-8. Epub 2016 Mar 25.

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

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July 2016

Additive Prognostic Value of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in a Population-Based Cohort.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2016 07;9(7)

From the Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology (T.K., N.C., J.K., W.-Y.Y., L.T., J.A.S.), the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics (L.H., J.D.), and the Division of Cardiology (J.-U.V.), KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; and Stanford University School of Medicine, and Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, CA (F.H.).

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July 2016

The Diurnal Profile of Central Hemodynamics in a General Uruguayan Population.

Am J Hypertens 2016 06 16;29(6):737-46. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

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

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June 2016

Left Ventricular Dysfunction and CXCR3 Ligands in Hypertension: From Animal Experiments to a Population-Based Pilot Study.

PLoS One 2015 27;10(10):e0141394. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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June 2016

Impact and pitfalls of scaling of left ventricular and atrial structure in population-based studies.

J Hypertens 2016 06;34(6):1186-94

aKU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, The Research Unit of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium bDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA cDepartment of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy dFirst Department of Cardiology, Interventional Electrocardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland eInstitute of Internal and Preventive Medicine and Novosibirsk State Medical University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation fDepartment of Hypertension and Diabetology, Hypertension Unit, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.

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June 2016

Prevalence and Determinants of Masked Hypertension Among Black Nigerians Compared With a Reference Population.

Hypertension 2016 06 11;67(6):1249-55. Epub 2016 Apr 11.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (A.N.O., L.T., A.H., F.-F.W., L.J., J.A.S.); Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences (A.N.O.), Department of Human Physiology (J.O.O.), and Department of Chemical Pathology (M.M.N.), Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria; Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (L.S.A.); Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A., T.O.); Department of Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku, Finland (T.J.N., J.K.J., A.M.J.); Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan (K.A., T.O., Y.I.); Centro de Nefrología and Departamento de Fisiopatología, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay (J.B., L.L.); Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece (G.S.S); Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (E.O.); and R & D Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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June 2016

Doppler indexes of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in relation to the arterial stiffness in a general population.

J Hypertens 2016 Apr;34(4):762-71

aDepartment of Cardiovascular Sciences, The Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium bThe Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy cDepartment of Cardiovascular Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium dThe First Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland eStanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford, California, USA fDepartment of Hypertension and Diabetology, Hypertension Unit, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland.

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April 2016

Renal glomerular dysfunction in relation to retinal arteriolar narrowing and high pulse pressure in seniors.

Hypertens Res 2016 Mar 12;39(3):138-43. Epub 2015 Nov 12.

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

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March 2016

Antihypertensive pharmacotherapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death in hypertensive individuals.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 Mar 10;3:CD011745. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

UMR5558 - Service de Pharmacologie Clinique et Essais Thérapeutiques, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

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March 2016

Diastolic Left Ventricular Function in Relation to Circulating Metabolic Biomarkers in a General Population.

J Am Heart Assoc 2016 Mar 29;5(3):e002681. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

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

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March 2016

Incidence of nephrolithiasis in relation to environmental exposure to lead and cadmium in a population study.

Environ Res 2016 Feb 21;145:1-8. Epub 2015 Nov 21.

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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February 2016

Vitamin K Dependent Protection of Renal Function in Multi-ethnic Population Studies.

EBioMedicine 2016 Feb 13;4:162-9. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

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

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February 2016

Cytokines profile in hypertensive patients with left ventricular remodeling and dysfunction.

J Am Soc Hypertens 2015 Dec 17;9(12):975-84.e3. Epub 2015 Oct 17.

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

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December 2015

Defining thresholds for home blood pressure monitoring in octogenarians.

Hypertension 2015 Oct 27;66(4):865-73. Epub 2015 Jul 27.

From the Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina (L.S.A., Jessica Barochiner, J.A., P.E.C., G.D.W.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (L.T., L.J., A.N.O., J.A.S.); Centro de Nefrología and Departamento de Fisiopatología, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay (José Boggia); Department of Internal Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria (A.N.O.); Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A., K.N., T.O.); Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan (I.T.); Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece (G.S.S); Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan (M.K., Y.I.); and R & D VitaK Group, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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October 2015

Urinary Proteome and Systolic Blood Pressure as Predictors of 5-Year Cardiovascular and Cardiac Outcomes in a General Population.

Hypertension 2015 Jul 11;66(1):52-60. Epub 2015 May 11.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Z.-Y.Z., L.T., T.P., Y.-M.G., L.J., W.-Y.Y., Y.-P.L., Y.J., T. Kuznetsova, J.A.S.), Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology (P.V.), and Research Unit Cardiology (J.-U.V.), KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Mosaiques Diagnostic and Therapeutics GmbH, Hannover, Germany (T. Koeck, P.Z., H.M.); BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (H.M.); and R&D VitaK Group, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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July 2015

Study for Promotion of Health in Recycling Lead - Rationale and design.

Blood Press 2015 Jun 26;24(3):147-57. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

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

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June 2015

Strategies for classifying patients based on office, home, and ambulatory blood pressure measurement.

Hypertension 2015 Jun 13;65(6):1258-65. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

From the Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluations, Shanghai Key Lab of Hypertension, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China (L.Z., Y.L., F.-F.W., Y.-Y.K., S.W., T.-Y.X., J.-G.W.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium (L.T., J.A.S.); and VitaK Research and Development, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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June 2015

Optimal number of days for home blood pressure measurement.

Am J Hypertens 2015 May 14;28(5):595-603. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; VitaK Research and Development, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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May 2015

Characteristics and determinants of the sublingual microcirculation in populations of different ethnicity.

Hypertension 2015 May 23;65(5):993-1001. Epub 2015 Feb 23.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Y.-M.G., Y.-P.L., L.T., T.P., Z.Z., T.K., J.A.S.) and Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology (P.V.), KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Center for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials and Center for Vascular Evaluation, Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China (S.W., L.Z., F.-F.W., Y.-Y.K., Q.-F.H.,C.-S.S.,Y.L.); and Department of Pharmacology (H.A.J.S.-B.) and VitaK Research and Development (J.A.S.), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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May 2015

Biomarkers of cardiomyocyte injury and stress identify left atrial and left ventricular remodelling and dysfunction: A population-based study.

Int J Cardiol 2015 Apr 4;185:177-85. Epub 2015 Mar 4.

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

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April 2015

Longitudinal changes in left ventricular diastolic function in a general population.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Apr;8(4)

From the Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (T.K., L.T., J.K., N.C., T.P., Y-M.G., Z.Z., J.A.S.).

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April 2015

Does blood pressure variability contribute to risk stratification? Methodological issues and a review of outcome studies based on home blood pressure.

Hypertens Res 2015 Feb 16;38(2):97-101. Epub 2014 Oct 16.

1] Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium [2] VitaK Research and Development, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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February 2015

Inactive matrix Gla protein is causally related to adverse health outcomes: a Mendelian randomization study in a Flemish population.

Hypertension 2015 Feb 24;65(2):463-70. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Y.-P.L., Y.-M.G., L.T., T.P., Z.-Y.Z., L.J., Y.J., T.K., J.A.S.) and the Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology (P.V.), KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; VitaK (M.H.J.K., C.V.) and Department of Pharmacology (H.A.S.), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Genomics and Bioinformatics Platform at Filarete Foundation, Department of Health Sciences and Graduate School of Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Italy (E.S., C.B., D.C.); and Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute (L.C., S.D.C.) and School of Nephrology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (P.M.), Milan, Italy.

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February 2015

PEAR1 is not a human hypertension-susceptibility gene.

Blood Press 2015 Feb 26;24(1):61-4. Epub 2014 Dec 26.

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

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February 2015

Blood pressure in relation to environmental lead exposure in the national health and nutrition examination survey 2003 to 2010.

Hypertension 2015 Jan 6;65(1):62-9. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

From the Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (A.H., L.T., Y.-M.G., L.J., Z.-Y.Z., Y.-P.L., J.A.S.); Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (K.A.); Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium (T.S.N.); and Research and Development Group VitaK, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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January 2015

Masked hypertension: a phenomenon of measurement.

Hypertension 2015 Jan 6;65(1):16-20. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

From the Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine (S.S.F.); Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (E.O'B.); Studies Coordinating Centre, Research Unit Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, KU Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (L.T., K.A., J.A.S.); Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan (K.A.); Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.); and Vitak Research and Development, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (J.A.S.).

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January 2015