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Orthostatic hypotension: definition, classification and evaluation.

Blood Press 2019 Apr 15:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

a Department of Internal Medicine "F" , Assaf Harofeh Medical Center , Zerifin , Israel.

Purpose: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common and clinically important disorder. Published papers vary regarding the definitions of OH and methodologies of evaluation. Moreover, substantial gaps in the skills and knowledge required for assessment of OH have been reported by clinicians. Read More

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April 2019
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Adherence to antihypertensive drug treatment in patients with apparently treatment-resistant hypertension in the INSPiRED pilot study.

Blood Press 2019 Apr 3:1-5. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

a Institute of Legal Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt , Frankfurt , Germany.

Purpose: Drug adherence may be a major problem in the therapy of hypertension and in the diagnosis of therapy resistance. Adherence can be assessed by indirect methods or by direct methods like drug detection in urine with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric methods.

Materials And Methods: The current analysis included patients with apparently treatment- resistant hypertension (TRH) referred for renal denervation (RDN) and included in the the INSPiRED pilot trial (NCT 01505010). Read More

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April 2019
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Comparison of arterial stiffness indices measured by pulse wave velocity and pulse wave analysis.

Blood Press 2019 Mar 29:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

a Department of Cardiology , The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University , Nanjing , China.

Objective: Arterial stiffness indices measured by pulse wave velocity and pulse wave analysis have been widely studied in different populations. Only a few small studies have been reported regarding these two measurement methods. Therefore, the aim of our study was to compare the arterial stiffness indices measured by pulse wave velocity and pulse wave analysis in a randomly selected Chinese population. Read More

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Multivariate analysis of hypertension in general US adults based on the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline: data from the national health and nutrition examination survey 1999 to 2016.

Blood Press 2019 Mar 21:1-8. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

a Department of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education , North Florida Regional Medical Center , Gainesville , FL , USA.

Purpose: Since the publication of the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guideline, few studies have analyzed the epidemiology and management of hypertension across many heterogeneous subgroups in the US.

Materials And Methods: We analyzed the data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2016. Participants greater than 20 years of age, who had valid blood pressure measurements, were included in the study. Read More

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March 2019
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Should we calculate arterial stiffness gradient in middle-aged women with increased cardiovascular risk?

Blood Press 2019 Mar 16:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

a Clinic of Gastroneterology, Nephrourology and Abdominal Surgery, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , Vilnius University , Vilnius , Lithuania.

Purpose: The study was designed to evaluate clinical and laboratory determinants pulse wave velocity (PWV) ratio in women at the age of 50-65 years without overt cardiovascular disease but having elevated cardiovascular risk, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.

Materials And Methods: We analyzed data from 1170 women enrolled in the national-wide primary prevention program. Univariate and multivariate linear regression analysis was used to establish independent risk factors in groups based on clinical data, laboratory values, and comorbidities. Read More

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A sleep apnoea questionnaire predicts organ damage in hypertensive patients.

Blood Press 2019 Mar 6:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

a Clinica dell'Ipertensione Arteriosa, Department of Medicine - DIMED , University of Padua , Italy.

Background: Arterial hypertension is associated with obstructive sleep apnoea, poor quality and duration of sleep, which might contribute to hypertension-mediated organ damage.

Methods: We investigated the presence of insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnoea using validated questionnaires (Insomnia Severity Index, Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale, and STOP-Bang), and their relationship with hypertension-mediated organ damage, in hypertensive patients.

Results: In 159 consecutive consenting hypertensive patients [age 47(11) years, median and (interquartile range), body mass index 25. Read More

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March 2019
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Association between functional capacity and heart rate variability in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

Blood Press 2019 Mar 6:1-7. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

a Department of Cardiology , University Clinical Hospital Center "Dr. Dragisa Misovic - Dedinje" , Belgrade , Serbia.

Objective: We sought to investigate functional capacity, heart rate variability (HRV), as well as their relationship in the patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

Methods: This cross-sectional observational study included 62 controls and 53 uncomplicated diabetic patients. Included subjects underwent laboratory analysis, 24-h ECG Holter monitoring and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Read More

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Atherogenic index of plasma is related to arterial stiffness but not to blood pressure in normotensive and never-treated hypertensive subjects.

Blood Press 2019 Mar 1:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

a Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology , Tampere University , Tampere , Finland.

Background And Aims: Atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), defined as the logarithm of triglycerides to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio, is a strong predictor of future cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to examine the association of AIP with haemodynamic variables in normotensive and never-treated hypertensive subjects in a cross-sectional study.

Methods: Supine haemodynamics in 615 subjects without antihypertensive and lipid-lowering medications were examined using whole-body impedance cardiography and radial pulse wave analysis. Read More

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Will we ever use angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibition (ARNi) for the treatment of hypertension?

Blood Press 2019 04 26;28(2):75-76. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

d Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Department of Medicine , University of Alabama at Birmingham , Birmingham , AL , USA.

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New data on antihypertensive drugs and risk of cancer: should we worry?

Blood Press 2019 02;28(1):1-3

d Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Department of Medicine , University of Alabama at Birmingham , AL , USA.

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February 2019
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Association of left bundle branch block with new onset abnormal wall motion in treated hypertensive patients with left ventricle hypertrophy: the LIFE Echo Sub-study.

Blood Press 2019 04 30;28(2):84-92. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Institute for Clinical Medicine, and Department of Cardiology , Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo , Oslo , Norway.

Aims: We aimed to investigate whether left bundle branch block (LBBB) is related to new-onset left ventricle (LV) wall motion abnormalities during treatment in hypertensive patients with electrocardiographic (ECG) defined left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).

Methods And Results: 960 patients with essential hypertension and ECG-LVH participating in the LIFE Echo Sub-study were investigated at baseline and annually with echocardiography, during randomized antihypertensive therapy. After excluding patients with LV wall motion abnormalities at baseline and patients developing new-onset LBBB during study time, we investigated 784 patients. Read More

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Association of aortic stiffness, carotid intima-media thickness and endothelial function with cardiovascular events in metabolic syndrome subjects.

Blood Press 2019 04 30;28(2):131-138. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos , Vilnius , Lithuania.

Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess predictive value of various arterial markers for cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS).

Materials And Methods: A longitudinal study with the follow-up period of 3.9 ± 1. Read More

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April 2019
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Unattended versus two attended, ambulatory and central blood pressure measurements in hypertensive patients with and without diabetes.

Blood Press 2019 04 22;28(2):99-106. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

b Hypertension Unit/ULS Matosinhos EPE , Matosinhos , Portugal.

Objective: To compare unattended blood pressure (BP) with two attended BP, with 24-h ambulatory (ABPM) and central BP measurements in hypertensive patients with (DMs) and without diabetes (HTs).

Methods: In the same hypertension clinic we evaluate 129 consecutive HTs (56% female, 59 + 16 yrs) and 91 DMs (62% female, 64 + 9 yrs) who were referred for 24-h ABPM. During 48 hours they underwent a first attended BP (5 minutes resting, 3 recordings 2 minutes apart), (AT1), an unattended BP (UnAT), 3 measurements 2 minutes apart with a pre-programmed oscillometric Omron M10- IT, a second attended BP (AT2) similar to AT1, a 24-h ABPM and an evaluation of central BP (C) from the aortic wave form (SpygmoCor). Read More

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Association between fragmented QRS and exercise intolerance in hypertensive patients: the relation with coronary flow.

Blood Press 2019 04 22;28(2):124-130. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Cardiology Department , Zagazig University Hospital , Zagazig , Egypt.

Objective: We aimed to investigate the relation between the presence of fragmented QRS (FQRS) and exercise intolerance as assessed by 6 minute walking test (6MWT) and its association with coronary flow reserve (CFR).

Methods: One hundred and twenty patients with hypertension (age: 47.3 + 6. Read More

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Prevalence and risk factors for hypertensive crisis in a predominantly African American inner-city community.

Blood Press 2019 04 22;28(2):114-123. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Department of Emergency Medicine , Newark Beth Israel Medical Center , Newark , New Jersey , USA.

Purpose: A 3-year case control study was conducted to determine the prevalence of hypertensive crisis and its subtypes, hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency. The secondary objectives were to identify risk factors for hypertensive emergencies and to determine the odds of developing acute target organ damage among predominantly African American patients with a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension.

Materials And Methods: Using emergency department medical records, patients with a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension were identified. Read More

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April 2019
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Pulse wave analysis using the Mobil-O-Graph, Arteriograph and Complior device: a comparative study.

Blood Press 2019 04 22;28(2):107-113. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Faculty of Medicine, Attikon Hospital, 2nd Department of Cardiology, 2nd Department of Pathology , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Athens , Greece.

Purpose: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a marker of arterial stiffness with major prognostic value. We compared Arteriograph and Complior devices with the Mobil-O-Graph for assessment of PWV and central systolic blood pressure (cSBP).

Materials And Methods: We studied 316 consecutive subjects (age: 55 ± 14 years). Read More

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April 2019
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Blood Press 2019 02 9;28(1):74. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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February 2019

Cervical artery dissection: fibromuscular dysplasia versus vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Blood Press 2019 04 9;28(2):139-143. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

a Division of Cardiology , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain , Brussels , Belgium.

We report the case of a 42-year-old patient referred for suspicion of fibromuscular dysplasia in the context of a carotid artery dissection occurring after a minor trauma. Initial complaints included left hemicrania, lateral diplopia with left 6 cranial nerve palsy and pulsatile tinnitus. The work-up disclosed a large left carotid-cavernous fistula, as well as more proximal carotid lesions compatible with multifocal fibromuscular dysplasia. Read More

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April 2019
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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.

Background: Hypertension is a common condition in modern society. As blood pressure fluctuates with time, a single blood pressure measurement is useless to diagnose hypertension. Nevertheless, no well-defined number of measurements is often used for this purpose. Read More

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April 2019
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Blood pressure variability in hypertensive patients with atrial fibrillation in the VALUE trial.

Blood Press 2019 04 6;28(2):77-83. Epub 2019 Jan 6.

g Department of Cardiology , Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.

Purpose: Blood pressure variability is associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors, but little is known about the association with atrial fibrillation. We compared blood pressure variability in patients with and without atrial fibrillation using data from the Valsartan Antihypertensive Long-term Use Evaluation (VALUE) trial.

Materials And Methods: The VALUE trial was a randomised-controlled trial of valsartan versus amlodipine in patients with hypertension and high cardiovascular risk, followed for 4. Read More

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Lost relation between blood pressure and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Blood Press 2019 02 26;28(1):64-73. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

a Tromsø Endocrine Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine , UiT The Arctic University of Norway , Tromsø , Norway.

Background: Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels have consistently been associated with hypertension. During the last decades there has been an unexplained reduction in blood pressure (BP) in Western countries. We therefore examined the relation between serum 25(OH)D and BP in the 7th survey of the Tromsø study 2015/2016. Read More

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February 2019

Prevalence of smoking and clinical characteristics in fibromuscular dysplasia. The ARCADIA-POL study.

Blood Press 2019 02 18;28(1):49-56. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

b Department of Hypertension , Institute of Cardiology , Warsaw , Poland.

Purpose: Smoking was identified as a potential factor contributing to fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). To evaluate the prevalence of smoking and clinical characteristics in FMD subjects.

Material And Methods: We analysed 190 patients with confirmed FMD in at least one vascular bed. Read More

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February 2019
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Determinants and impact of masked hypertension in offspring of patients with diabetes: relation with coronary flow and cardiac function.

Blood Press 2019 02 18;28(1):57-63. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

a Cardiology Department , Zagazig University Hospital , Zagazig , Egypt.

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, determinants and clinical impact of masked hypertension in offspring of patients with diabetes. Masked hypertension was defined according to guidelines as daytime ambulatory blood pressure monitoring "ABPM" ≥135/85 mmHg and clinic BP <140/90 mmHg.

Methods: 100 nondiabetic offspring of patients with diabetes and 60 offspring of healthy people were enrolled; 24-h ABPM was applied to evaluate mean 24-h systolic/diastolic blood pressure "BP", daytime, nighttime and night dipping readings. Read More

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February 2019

Life style habits, biochemical factors and their interaction in the prediction of incident hypertension during 21-year follow-up.

Blood Press 2019 02 27;28(1):40-48. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

a Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital , University of Oulu , Oulu , Finland.

Background: Hypertension is a global health threat and major cardiovascular risk. Various risk-prediction models for incident hypertension have been developed but not many of them have studied the risk-predictive value of life style factors in combination with cardiovascular biomarkers during long-term period of over 10 years.

Methods: We examined differences in several classical variables for 299 subjects in OPERA (Oulu Project Elucidating Risk of Atherosclerosis) cohort in subjects with no or new hypertension during a follow-up period of 21 years. Read More

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February 2019
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Long-term relationship between unattended automated blood pressure and auscultatory BP measurements in hypertensive patients.

Blood Press 2019 02 25;28(1):34-39. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

a Internal Department II, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen , Charles University , Prague , Czech Republic.

Aims: Unattended automated office blood pressure (uAutoOBP) has attracted more attention since SPRINT trial had been published. However, its long-term relationship to attended office blood pressure (AuscOBP) is not known.

Material And Methods: Stable treated hypertensive subjects were examined in four Czech academic hypertension centers. Read More

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February 2019
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Local carotid arterial stiffness is an independent determinant of left ventricular remodeling in never-treated hypertensive patients.

Blood Press 2019 02 22;28(1):23-33. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

f Department of Internal Medicine , University of Padova , Padua , Italy.

Purpose: The aim was to investigate the association between blood pressure (BP), carotid stiffness, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and left ventricular (LV) remodeling in never-treated hypertensive patients.

Material And Methods: 178 never-treated hypertensive underwent transthoracic echocardiography, 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), local carotid stiffness and regional cfPWV assessed using a high-definition echo-tracking ultrasound system and a tonometric transducer, respectively. LV parameters and arterial stiffness were also considered in dippers and non-dippers. Read More

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February 2019
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Simultaneous double arm automated blood pressure measurement for the screening of subjects with potential vascular disease: a community study.

Blood Press 2019 02 21;28(1):15-22. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

c Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) , Maastricht University , Maastricht , The Netherlands.

Purpose: Hypertension guidelines recommend measuring blood pressure (BP) on both arms, since an abnormal inter-arm difference (IAD) in BP is associated with an increased risk of vascular abnormalities and cardiovascular (CV) disease. We tested whether an automatic oscillometric BP monitor allowing simultaneous both arm BP measurement might be effective for screening of subjects with potential vascular disease.

Materials And Methods: 220 consecutive subjects from an unselected sample of individuals of a small Italian community were screened using an automated upper-arm electronic BP monitor (Microlife WatchBP Office). Read More

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February 2019

2018 Practice Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Society of Hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 12;27(6):314-340

ac CHU de Limoges , Limoges , France.

These practice guidelines on the management of arterial hypertension are a concise summary of the more extensive ones prepared by the Task Force jointly appointed by the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology. These guidelines have been prepared on the basis of the best available evidence on all issues deserving recommendations; their role must be educational and not prescriptive or coercive for the management of individual subjects who may differ widely in their personal, medical and cultural characteristics. The members of the Task Force have participated independently in the preparation of these guidelines, drawing on their academic and clinical experience and by objective examination and interpretation of all available literature. Read More

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December 2018
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2018 Practice guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 12;27(6):313

d Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Department of Medicine , University of Alabama at Birmingham , Birmingham , AL , USA.

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December 2018
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LDL cholesterol is associated with systemic vascular resistance and wave reflection in subjects naive to cardiovascular drugs.

Blood Press 2019 02 29;28(1):4-14. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

a Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , University of Tampere , Tampere , Finland.

Background And Aim: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a primary risk factor for atherosclerosis, but it is also associated with elevated blood pressure (BP) and future development of hypertension. We examined the relationship between LDL-C and haemodynamic variables in normotensive and never-treated hypertensive subjects.

Methods: We recruited 615 volunteers (19-72 years) without lipid-lowering and BP-lowering medication. Read More

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February 2019
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Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring as a guide to drug treatment of uncontrolled hypertensive patients: effects on home blood pressure in the BEAUTY study.

Blood Press 2018 12 21;27(6):368-375. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

a Tallinn University of Technology, North Estonia Medical Centre , Tallinn , Estonia.

Background: In the BEAUTY study we investigated whether utilizing non-invasive monitoring of hemodynamic parameters combined with a drug selection algorithm (integrated hemodynamic management-IHM) compared to conventional drug selection may improve home BP in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

Methods: Uncontrolled (office systolic blood pressure (SBP) > 140 mmHg and ambulatory daytime SBP >135 mmHg while taking ≥2 antihypertensive drugs) essential hypertensive patients were referred to 5 European Hypertension Excellence Centers and, if eligible, were randomized into IHM-guided vs conventional treatment adjustment. Home blood pressure (BP) was taken with 2 repeated readings at 1-2 min intervals in the morning and in the evening (before drug intake and eating) during the week preceding the visit at the outpatient clinic after 5 min rest using a validated semi-automatic oscillometric arm cuff device and with a correct cuff bladder placement. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence and distribution of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in treated patients with long-lasting hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 12 21;27(6):376-384. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

a Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Faculty of Medicine , Medical University of Gdańsk , Gdańsk , Poland.

Background: Although the presence of sub-clinical left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) increases cardiovascular risk, the current ESH/ESC guidelines do not include the presence of this condition in the list of target organ damage or cardiovascular risk charts dedicated to the hypertensive population. Several conditions may predict the LVDD occurrence, however, clustering of these factors with hypertension makes the relationship less clear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate both the occurrence and the severity of diastolic dysfunction in a large cohort of treated hypertensives. Read More

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December 2018
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Impact of psychological profile on drug adherence and drug resistance in patients with apparently treatment-resistant hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 12 28;27(6):358-367. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

b Department of Cardiology , Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain , Brussels , Belgium.

Purpose: Patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (a-TRH) are often poorly adherent to drug treatment and have an unusual personal history and psychological profile. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of drug adherence and drug resistance in a cohort of patients with aTRH, with emphasis on psychological characteristics.

Methods: All patients with confirmed aTRH on standardized antihypertensive treatment were eligible. Read More

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December 2018
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Renal denervation achieved by endovascular delivery of ultrasound in RADIANCE-HTN SOLO or by radiofrequency energy in SPYRAL HTN-OFF and SPYRAL-ON lowers blood pressure.

Blood Press 2018 08 25;27(4):185-187. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

d Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, Department of Medicine , University of Alabama at Birmingham , AL , USA.

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August 2018
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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.

Background: Guidelines on the required number of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) readings focus on individual patients. Clinical researchers often face the dilemma of applying recommendations and discarding potentially valuable information or accepting fewer readings.

Methods: Starting from ABP recordings with ≥30/≥10 awake/asleep readings in 4277 participants enrolled in eight population studies in the International Database on Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Relation to Cardiovascular Outcomes (IDACO), we randomly selected a certain number of readings (from 30 to 1 awake and 10 to 1 asleep readings) at a time over 1000 bootstraps at each step. Read More

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December 2018
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Rapid socio-economic changes, psychosocial factors and prevalence of hypertension among men and women aged 55 years at baseline in Estonia: a 13-year follow-up study.

Blood Press 2018 12 27;27(6):351-357. Epub 2018 May 27.

c Centre of Cardiology, North Estonia Medical Centre , Tallinn , Estonia.

Background: Hypertension is an important public health problem which causes premature morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for about 55% of deaths in Estonia.

The Purpose Of The Study: was to assess, through a follow-up period, the prevalence of hypertension and to observe which risk factors of cardiovascular disease impact the occurrence of the disease. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of morning blood pressure surge with carotid intima-media thickness and cardiac dysfunction in patients with cardiac syndrome-X.

Blood Press 2018 10 23;27(5):297-303. Epub 2018 May 23.

a Cardiology Department , Zagazig University Hospital , Zagazig , Egypt.

Background & hypothesis: We hypothesized that exaggerated morning blood pressure surge, may contribute in cardiac dysfunction and arterial stiffness in patients with cardiac syndrome X. Thus we investigated the impact of morning blood pressure surge on cardiac function and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with cardiac syndrome X.

Methods: We studied patients with cardiac syndrome X using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and investigated the association of morning blood pressure surge with carotid intima thickness, left atrial volume index and left ventricular filling (E/e'). Read More

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October 2018

Increased arterial stiffness - similar findings in patients with inflammatory bowel disease without prior hypertension or diabetes and in patients with well-controlled hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 08 23;27(4):240-246. Epub 2018 May 23.

c Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology , University Hospital Centre Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine , Zagreb , Croatia.

Purpose: Chronic inflammatory diseases are related with earlier onset of atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that inflammatory bowel disease patients with chronic, systemic inflammation have an increased arterial stiffness associated with the disease duration. Also, we wanted to compare arterial stiffness markers between inflammatory bowel disease and well-controlled hypertension patients. Read More

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August 2018
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Insufficiency of the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex and progressive kidney insufficiency following unilateral adrenalectomy - case report and discussion.

Blood Press 2018 10 9;27(5):304-312. Epub 2018 May 9.

a Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Faculty of Medicine , Medical University of Gdansk , Gdansk , Poland.

Background: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) and aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) seem to be the most common causes of PA. Unilateral adrenalectomy (UA) is the preferred treatment for APA, although the benefits are still difficult to assess.

Case Report: We present a case report of a 69-year old man with a 30 year history of hypertension and probably long-standing PA due to APA, with typical organ complications. Read More

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October 2018
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Familial aggregation of first degree relatives of children with essential hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 10 26;27(5):289-296. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

e Department of Biostatistics , MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston , TX , USA.

Purpose: Determining familial aggregation is an important first step in narrowing the search for disease-causing genes and hence we determined the familial aggregation of EH among first degree relatives of children with EH.

Materials And Methods: We prospectively enrolled children with EH along with their first degree relatives from a tertiary pediatric hypertension clinic in a large ambulatory care center. We utilized rigorous methodology for blood pressure (BP) measurements and diagnoses of EH to reduce the heterogeneity in the phenotype. Read More

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Defensive coping facilitated a smaller cortisol-to-estradiol ratio and a higher hypertension risk: the SABPA study.

Blood Press 2018 10 18;27(5):280-288. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

a Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) , Centre of Excellence, North-West University , Potchefstroom , South Africa.

Objectives: Taxing psychosocial stress and defensive coping have been associated with hypoactivity in cortisol, a vasoconstrictive agent. Estradiol has vasodilatory properties with cardio- and neuroprotective effects. It can however also induce α-adrenergic vasoconstrictive responsiveness. Read More

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Renal nerve stimulation identifies aorticorenal innervation and prevents inadvertent ablation of vagal nerves during renal denervation.

Blood Press 2018 10 13;27(5):271-279. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

a Department of Cardiology , Isala Hospital , Zwolle , The Netherlands.

Purpose: Recently we reported the use of renal nerve stimulation (RNS) during renal denervation (RDN) procedures. RNS induced changes in blood pressure (BP) and heart rate are not fully delineated yet. We hypothesized that electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve tissue in the renal artery would lead to an increase in BP and vagal stimulation would cause a decrease in BP. Read More

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In healthy normotensive subjects age and blood pressure better predict subclinical vascular and cardiac organ damage than atherosclerosis biomarkers.

Blood Press 2018 10 12;27(5):262-270. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

a Cardiology IV, "A.De Gasperis" Department , Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda , Milan , Italy.

Purpose: Only few studies evaluated biomarkers useful for defining the cardiovascular risk of a subject in a pre-clinical condition (i.e. healthy subjects). Read More

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In the aftermath of SPRINT: further comparison of unattended automated office blood pressure measurement and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring.

Blood Press 2018 10 22;27(5):256-261. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

a Internal Department II, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen , Charles University , Hradec Králové , Czech Republic.

Aims: Several papers reported that unattended automated office blood pressure (uAutoOBP) is closely related to daytime ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). In the present study, we aim to study uAutoOBP and its relation to 24-hour ABPM and ABPM variability.

Material And Methods: Stable treated hypertensive subjects were examined in two Czech academic hypertension centres. Read More

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Changes in extracellular matrix in subcutaneous small resistance arteries of patients with essential hypertension.

Blood Press 2018 08 9;27(4):231-239. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

a Anatomy and Physiopathology Division, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences , University of Brescia , Brescia , Italy.

Background: In the development of hypertensive microvascular remodeling, a relevant role may be played by changes in extracellular matrix proteins. Aim of this study was the to evaluate some extracellular matrix components within the tunica media of subcutaneous small arteries in 9 normotensive subjects and 12 essential hypertensive patients, submitted to a biopsy of subcutaneous fat from the gluteal or the anterior abdominal region.

Patients And Methods: Subcutaneous small resistance arteries were dissected and mounted on an isometric myograph, and the tunica media to internal lumen ratio was measured. Read More

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August 2018
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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.

Objective: Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) was associated with serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) in untreated Chinese. We investigated in the same cohort whether cfPWV, brachial-ankle (baPWV) and heart-brachial (hbPWV) pulse wave velocity (PWV) were associated with rs6127099 (CYP24A1) and rs4074995 (RGS14). A previously published genome-wide association study demonstrated that each additional copy of the T (rs6127099) or G (rs4074995) allele was associated with a 7% or 3% higher serum PTH, respectively. Read More

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August 2018
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The association between circulating endostatin and a disturbed circadian blood pressure pattern in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Blood Press 2018 08 28;27(4):215-221. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

e Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society , Karolinska Institutet , Huddinge , Sweden.

Background: Endostatin, cleaved from collagen XVIII in the extracellular matrix, is a promising circulating biomarker for cardiovascular damage. It possesses anti-angiogenic and anti-fibrotic functions and has even been suggested to be involved in blood pressure regulation. Less is known if endostatin levels relate to circadian blood pressure patterns. Read More

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August 2018
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The acute effect of continuous positive airway pressure titration on blood pressure in awake overweight/obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

Blood Press 2018 08 23;27(4):206-214. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

a Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine , King's College London , London , UK.

Objectives: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves upper airway obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), who often are overweight-obese. Although it is thought that CPAP improves long-term blood pressure control (BP), the impact of acute and short-term CPAP use on the cardiovascular system in obese patients has not been described in detail.

Methods: Obese patients (body mass index, BMI > 25 kg/m) with OSA were studied awake, supine during incremental CPAP titration (4-20 cmHO, +2 cmHO/3 mins). Read More

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August 2018
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