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Changes of augmentation index early after ischaemic stroke predict functional outcome.

Blood Press 2020 May 27:1-9. Epub 2020 May 27.

Department of Adult Neurology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland.

Outcome after ischaemic stroke (AIS) depends on multiple factors, including values of blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness (AS) in the early phase. It is also known that stroke outcome is affected by BP variability; however, the influence of AS oscillations in the early phase of stroke on its prognosis is unknown. The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between changes of AS markers and stroke outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1769468DOI Listing

Longitudinal trends in the prevalence of hyperuricaemia and chronic kidney disease in hypertensive and normotensive adults.

Blood Press 2020 May 19:1-11. Epub 2020 May 19.

Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, First Faculty of Medicine and Thomayer Hospital, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

To evaluate longitudinal trends in the prevalence of hyperuricaemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Czech adults with and without arterial hypertension (HT). Two independent cross-sectional surveys were performed in 2006-2009 and 2015-2018, each screening involving 1% population random sample of the general population of nine districts of the Czech Republic aged 25-64 years, stratified by age and gender. Hyperuricaemia was defined as serum uric acid ≥ 420 μmol/l in men, and ≥ 360 μmol/l in women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1763158DOI Listing

Factors associated with increase in blood pressure and incident hypertension in early midlife: the Hordaland Health Study.

Blood Press 2020 May 13:1-9. Epub 2020 May 13.

Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

We aimed to identify sex-specific factors associated with increase in blood pressure (BP) and incident hypertension in early midlife. 2,008 women and 1,610 men aged 40-43 years were followed for six years in the Hordaland Health Study. Participants taking antihypertensive medication at baseline were excluded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1762070DOI Listing

Assessment of adherence to diuretics and β-blockers by serum drug monitoring in comparison to urine analysis.

Blood Press 2020 May 13:1-8. Epub 2020 May 13.

Institute of Legal Medicine, Department of Forensic Toxicology, University Hospital, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Toxicological screenings for identifying antihypertensive drugs proved to be a useful tool for assessing adherence. However, misinterpretation may occur in case of highly metabolised drugs with low renal excretion, as well as for drugs with a prolonged detectability. The aim of the present study was to compare a recently developed therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) method based on serum concentrations to an urine drug detection method for assessing adherence in outpatients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1763775DOI Listing

Subtypes of masked hypertension and target organ damage in untreated outpatients.

Blood Press 2020 May 13:1-9. Epub 2020 May 13.

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.

Masked hypertension (MHT) is characterised as an office normotension in the presence of out-of-office hypertension, and can be further categorised as isolated daytime (dMHT), night-time (nMHT) or day-night MHT (dnMHT) according to the time when hypertension is present. MHT is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcome. However, no previous studies contrasted these MHT subtypes in their associations with target organ damage (TOD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1763159DOI Listing
May 2020
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Results of renal artery revascularization in the post-ASTRAL era with 4 years mean follow-up.

Blood Press 2020 May 2:1-6. Epub 2020 May 2.

Department of Radiology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

To investigate contemporary results of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). A multicentre retrospective study analysing all patients treated with PTRA for primary symptomatic renal artery stenosis (RAS) between 2010 and 2013 at four tertiary centres. Procedures during the preceding four years were counted to evaluate for change in PTRA frequency. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1756740DOI Listing

Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in various ethnic groups (Hui, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Tajik) in Xinjiang, Northwest China.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 30:1-9. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

The Center of Hypertension of the People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region; The Center of Diagnosis, Treatment and Research of Hypertension in Xinjiang, NHC Key Laboratory of Hypertension Clinical Research Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Credible data is scarce in representative population aged ≥18 years, though hypertension is highly prevalent and poorly controlled in population aged ≥30 years in Xinjiang Northwest China. Therefore, we tried to provide data on hypertension status for reference. We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey between 2014 and 2015 using stratified multi-stage random sampling as part of a national survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1745055DOI Listing

Pulse wave velocity is related to exercise blood pressure response in young adults. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 15:1-8. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University and Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.

High pulse wave velocity (PWV), a marker of increased arterial stiffness, and an exaggerated exercise blood pressure (EEBP) response during an exercise test have both been related to an increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular events. Contradictory results have been published about the association between these two parameters, and their relation in healthy young adults is unknown. This study consisted of 209 young adults (mean age 38 years) who participated in the ongoing Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study between 2007 and 2009. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1750944DOI Listing

Influence of pre-treatment blood pressure levels on antihypertensive drug benefits in diabetics: the roadmap experience.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 13:1-9. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Nephrology Section, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.

Most guidelines for treatment of hypertension in the setting of diabetes recommend a blood pressure (BP) target of <130/80 mmHg. However, uncertainty exists about the extent, effectiveness and safety of lowering BP in diabetics. To expand the evidence on this issue, we analysed data from the Randomised Olmesartan and Diabetes MicroAlbuminuria Prevention (ROADMAP) study population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1750298DOI Listing

Lumen narrowing and increased wall to lumen ratio of retinal microcirculation are valuable biomarkers of hypertension-mediated cardiac damage.

Blood Press 2019 Sep 5:1-10. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

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

In the course of hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction develop very often and may progress toward heart failure. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between abnormalities of retinal microcirculation and cardiac damage defined as left ventricular hypertrophy and/or diastolic dysfunction. The study comprised 88 patients with essential hypertension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1657769DOI Listing
September 2019

Effect of the shape of the cuff on blood pressure measurement in people with large arms.

Blood Press 2020 Mar 14:1-6. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

Studium Patavinum, Dipartimento di Medicina, University of Padova, Padua, Italy.

Previous data suggest that tronco-conical cuffs should be used for accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement in the obese. However, not only arm size but also its shape may affect the accuracy of BP measurement when a cylindrical cuff is used. In 197 subjects with arm circumference >32 cm, and 157 subjects with arm circumference ≤ 32 cm, the upper-arm was considered as formed from two truncated cones and the frustum slant angles of the proximal (upper angle) and distal (middle angle) truncated cones were measured. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1738913DOI Listing

Association between antecedent blood pressure, hypertension-mediated organ damage and cardiovascular outcome.

Blood Press 2020 Mar 11:1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Centre for Individualized Medicine in Arterial Diseases (CIMA), Odense University Hospital, Odense, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

The objective of this study was to test if combining antecedent systolic blood pressure (SBP) with traditional risk factors and hypertension-mediated organ damage (HMOD) improves risk stratification for subsequent cardiovascular disease. 1910 subjects participated in this study. Antecedent SBP was defined as the average of measurements obtained in 1982 and in 1987. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1735930DOI Listing

Association between uric acid and pulse wave velocity in hypertensive patients and in the general population: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Blood Press 2020 Mar 6:1-12. Epub 2020 Mar 6.

School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.

The association between serum uric acid (SUA) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), has been extensively evaluated but with some discrepancies in results. A further limitation refers to the fact that only few data were analyzed taking into account the possible effects of gender. The purpose of this study was to estimate the association between SUA and arterial stiffness in general population and hypertensive patients, as a whole population and as divided by gender, by pooling results from existing studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1735929DOI Listing

Delayed versus classic orthostatic hypotension: clinical and prognostic implications.

Blood Press 2020 Mar 4:1-11. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Department of Internal Medicine "F", Yitzhak Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel.

Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common disorder, especially among hospitalised patients. Classic OH is defined as occurring 3 or less minutes of orthostatic stress, and delayed OH as occurring after 3 min of stress. We aimed to compare clinical characteristics and prognosis between inpatients with classic vs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1733389DOI Listing

Screening for hypertension at the hairdresser: a feasibility study in France and Morocco.

Blood Press 2020 Feb 13:1-7. Epub 2020 Feb 13.

Service of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Worldwide, hypertension awareness remains largely insufficient. This is particularly true in some population subgroups with a low socioeconomic status or in young adults who have limited interactions with healthcare systems. Performing Blood Pressure (BP) screening in non-conventional settings, such as in barbershops, has been suggested by a number of American authors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1728189DOI Listing
February 2020

How to deal with the occurrence of rare drug-induced adverse events: the example of sprue-like enteropathy induced by olmesartan medoxomil and other angiotensin-receptor blockers.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 12;29(2):68-69. Epub 2020 Feb 12.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1726101DOI Listing

Primary aldosteronism in a general population sample. The Czech post-MONICA study.

Blood Press 2020 Feb 8:1-8. Epub 2020 Feb 8.

Center for Cardiovascular Prevention, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Primary aldosteronism (PA) is considered the most common form of secondary hypertension, however, its prevalence, particularly in a general population, is still a matter of debate. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of PA in a randomly selected general population sample. A total of 1940 individuals (1% population random sample) aged 25-64 years were screened for major cardiovascular risk factors in six districts of the Czech Republic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1723406DOI Listing
February 2020

Cardiovascular risk factors as determinants of cerebral blood flow - a cross-sectional and 6-year follow-up study.

Blood Press 2020 Jan 27:1-9. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Department of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland.

The parameters of cerebral blood flow are modulated by many factors. The aim of the study was to prospectively assess the relationship between the number of the established cardiovascular risk factors and hemodynamic parameters of cerebral blood flow. The study was cross-sectional baseline and 6-year follow-up data analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1715785DOI Listing
January 2020

The effect of an exam period as a stress situation on baroreflex sensitivity among healthy university students.

Blood Press 2020 Jan 14:1-7. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

1st Department of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.

Authors investigated the effect of a university exam period on blood pressure (BP) and baroreflex-sensitivity (BRS) among healthy students. Fifty-three healthy normotensive university students participated in the test. BP values and BRS were recorded once during a 14-week long semester and once during a 6-week long exam period with a Finometer device. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1710108DOI Listing
January 2020

The Health Outcomes Prevention and Evaluation 4 (HOPE 4) project: A successful community-based intervention to lower cardiovascular risk in people with hypertension.

Blood Press 2020 02 6;29(1):1-2. Epub 2020 Jan 6.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2020.1707440DOI Listing
February 2020

Current antihypertensive drug therapy in 12,436 Swedish patients, 90 years and above, in relation to sex and comorbidity.

Blood Press 2019 Dec 26:1-7. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

To describe current antihypertensive treatment in very old hypertensive patients according to sex and comorbidity. We used the Stockholm regional healthcare data warehouse (Vårdanalysdatabasen) providing information on all healthcare consultations, diagnoses, hospitalizations, dispensed prescription drugs, sex and age in 2.1 million people living in the greater Stockholm region, Sweden. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1707063DOI Listing
December 2019

Central hemodynamics in relation to low-level environmental lead exposure.

Blood Press 2019 Dec 13:1-11. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

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

Arterial stiffness predicts cardiovascular complications. The association between arterial stiffness and blood lead (BL) remains poorly documented. We aimed to assess the association of central hemodynamic measurements, including pulse wave velocity (aPWV), with blood lead in a Flemish population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1658518DOI Listing
December 2019

Identifying poor cardiorespiratory fitness in overweight and obese children and adolescents by using heart rate variability analysis under resting conditions.

Blood Press 2020 02 12;29(1):13-20. Epub 2019 Dec 12.

Pediatric Department, Consorcio Hospital General, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Childhood obesity, including overweight, continues increasing worldwide affecting health expectancy, quality of life and healthcare expenditure. These subjects have higher probability of suffering or developing cardio metabolic risk factors. Recent studies have revealed cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as a valuable clinical parameter to identify these subjects and have even suggested cut-off values. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1700777DOI Listing
February 2020

PERson-centredness in hypertension management using information technology (PERHIT): a protocol for a randomised controlled trial in primary health care.

Blood Press 2019 Dec 9:1-8. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

For primary health care (PHC), hypertension is the number one diagnosis for planned health care visits. The treatment of high blood pressure (BP) and its consequences constitutes a substantial economic burden. In spite of efficient antihypertensive medications, a low percentage of patients reach a well-controlled BP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1697177DOI Listing
December 2019

Plasma total calcium concentration is associated with blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance in normotensive and never-treated hypertensive subjects.

Blood Press 2019 Dec 2:1-12. Epub 2019 Dec 2.

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

The underlying causes of primary hypertension are not fully understood. Evidence on the relation of plasma calcium concentration with blood pressure (BP) is inconsistent and relies largely on studies utilizing office BP measurements in populations using cardiovascular drugs. In many studies adjustment for confounders was not optimal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1696180DOI Listing
December 2019

Cardiovascular rEmodelling in living kidNey donorS with reduced glomerular filtration rate: rationale and design of the CENS study.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 13;29(2):123-134. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Nephrology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway.

Until recently, it has been believed that donating a kidney not represents any risk for development of cardiovascular disease. However, a recent Norwegian epidemiological study suggests that kidney donors have an increased long-term risk of cardiovascular mortality. The pathophysiological mechanisms linking reduced kidney function to cardiovascular disease are not known. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1684817DOI Listing

The association between orthostatic hypotension and cognition and stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Blood Press 2020 02 13;29(1):3-12. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

Many studies have indicated that orthostatic hypotension (OH) may be a risk factor for dementia and stroke, but the results have been inconsistent. To further ascertain the links between OH and cognition or stroke, a meta-analysis was performed. The Chinese Biomedical Database, PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library database were searched (up to March 2019) to identify prospective cohort studies that examined the associations between OH and the risks of stroke and dementia among adult populations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1689808DOI Listing
February 2020
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Blood pressure-related electrocardiographic findings in healthy young individuals.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 12;29(2):113-122. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Centre for Human Drug Research, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Elevated blood pressure induces electrocardiographic changes and is associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease later in life compared to normal blood pressure levels. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between normal to high normal blood pressure values (90-139/50-89 mmHg) and electrocardiographic parameters related to cardiac changes in hypertension in healthy young adults. Data from 1449 volunteers aged 18-30 years collected at our centre were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1673149DOI Listing

Over-the-counter mouthwash use, nitric oxide and hypertension risk.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 11;29(2):103-112. Epub 2019 Nov 11.

Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mouthwash is used by a large population. Short-term clinical trials have shown that antibacterial mouthwash deplete oral nitrate-reducing bacteria, and decrease systemic nitric oxide bioavailability. Our previous publication from the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS) was the first to show frequent over-the-counter mouthwash use was independently associated with increased risk of prediabetes/diabetes. Read More

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A randomized controlled trial on ambulatory blood pressure lowering effect of CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and nocturnal hypertension.

Blood Press 2020 02 7;29(1):21-30. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Hypertension, the Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Department of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

In a randomised controlled trial, we investigated the blood pressure (BP) lowering effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS, an apnoea-hypopnoea index, AHI of 15 or higher) and nocturnal hypertension (night-time systolic/diastolic BP ≥120/70 mmHg). Sixty patients were randomly assigned to CPAP or sham CPAP, while maintaining their antihypertensive treatment. Ambulatory BP monitoring was performed at baseline (first run-in visit) and the end of follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1686343DOI Listing
February 2020
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Soluble RAGEs and cardiovascular risk factors in adult offspring of patients with premature coronary heart disease.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 6;29(2):87-94. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital in Pilsen, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a heterogeneous group of highly oxidant compounds which can potentiate microvascular and macrovascular complications through the formation of irreversible cross-links between molecules in the basal membrane and also by engaging the receptor for AGEs (RAGE). Soluble receptor for AGEs (sRAGE) is suggested to have a protective role neutralizing the toxic action of AGEs. We aimed to investigate differences in plasma levels of sRAGE alongside with classic cardiovascular risk factors between offspring of patients with early onset of coronary heart disease (CHD) and healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1685372DOI Listing

Lower utilization of home blood pressure monitoring in younger, poorly educated hypertensive males - real-life data.

Blood Press 2020 Apr 6;29(2):95-102. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Department of Internal Medicine and Oncological Chemotherapy, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) became a standard in the management of hypertension. However, there are few data concerning the utilisation of blood pressure (BP) monitors in daily clinical practice. The aim of this analysis was to show: (1) how frequently hypertensive patients are equipped with BP monitors, (2) how often they perform regular HBPM and running BP diaries, (3) what are the correlates of utilisation of BP monitors, in a large real-life cohort of hypertensives examined for the efficacy of antihypertensive therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1684818DOI Listing
April 2020
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Systolic blood pressure control prevents cognitive decline and slows development of white matter lesions in the brain: the SPRINT MIND study outcomes.

Blood Press 2019 12 18;28(6):356-357. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1678261DOI Listing
December 2019

Masked hypertension is associated with end organ damage in geriatric age: Geriatric MASked Hypertension and End organ damage (G-MASH-End organ Study).

Blood Press 2020 Apr 12;29(2):80-86. Epub 2019 Oct 12.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

It is a question whether masked hypertension (MH) leads to end-organ damage in the geriatric age group. The aim of this study is to evaluate the associations between MH and end-organ damage such as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and proteinuria in geriatric population. One hundred and two patients who were admitted to the outpatient clinic were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1675475DOI Listing
April 2020
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The PARAGON-Heart failure trial - another disappointment for heart failure patients with hypertension and preserved ejection fraction.

Blood Press 2019 10 23;28(5):276-278. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1664717DOI Listing
October 2019

A case of an extreme white coat effect.

Blood Press 2020 02 28;29(1):63-67. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Department of Cardiology and the Clinic of Hypertension, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

In this report, we present a challenging case of a 63-year-old Caucasian woman with an extreme stress response to blood pressure (BP) measurements. Office- and ambulatory BP measurements consistently found systolic BP above 200 mmHg. However, antihypertensive medication made her dizzy and extremely unwell, and she could barely tolerate treatment with a moderate dose of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1658517DOI Listing
February 2020
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The intensity of oscillations of the photoplethysmographic waveform variability at frequencies 0.04-0.4 Hz is effective marker of hypertension and coronary artery disease in males.

Blood Press 2020 02 12;29(1):55-62. Epub 2019 Aug 12.

Department of Dynamic Modeling and Biomedical Engineering, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia.

It is believed that the intensity of oscillations in the photoplethysmographic waveform variability reflects the activity of vascular regulatory mechanisms. However, the relationship of such fluctuations with the state of health is poorly understood. The aim of our study was to assess the possibility of using spectral indices that reflect the intensity of oscillations of the photoplethysmographic waveform variability at frequencies 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1645586DOI Listing
February 2020
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The impact of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on blood pressure and circulating nitric oxide levels: a double blind, randomized study in subjects with metabolic syndrome.

Blood Press 2020 02 8;29(1):47-54. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Regulation of blood pressure (BP) is important in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. There is growing interest in non-pharmacological methods to treat BP including a novel approach using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). PEMF therapy has been proposed to impact physiological function at the cellular and tissue level and one possible mechanism is through an impact on endothelial function and nitric oxide (NO) related pathways. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1649591DOI Listing
February 2020
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Effect of angiotensin receptor blockers on blood pressure and renal function in patients with concomitant hypertension and chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Blood Press 2019 12 8;28(6):358-374. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) are among the recommended first-line treatment options in patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This meta-analysis evaluated the effect of ARB on blood pressure (BP) and renal function in patients with concomitant hypertension and CKD with or without diabetes. Literature search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE and BIOSIS to identify parallel-group, randomized controlled trials (≥8 weeks) reporting the effects of ARB on office systolic/diastolic BP (SBP/DBP), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), serum creatinine (SCr), creatinine clearance (CrCl) or proteinuria in adults with hypertension and CKD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1644155DOI Listing
December 2019
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Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy in relation to peripheral and central blood pressure indices in a Nigerian population.

Blood Press 2020 02 27;29(1):39-46. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

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

Previous studies that addressed whether left ventricular hypertrophy is more closely associated with central than peripheral blood pressure (BP) have been inconsistent. Radial artery wave generated by applanation tonometry and calibrated with brachial BP in 162 adult Nigerians were analysed by using generalized transfer function to derive central BP. We compared the associations of ECG voltages and left ventricular hypertrophy (ECG-LVH) as continuous and binary variables respectively with central and brachial BP indices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1646610DOI Listing
February 2020

Relation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system with potential cardiac injury and remodelling: the SABPA study.

Blood Press 2020 02 24;29(1):31-38. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

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

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays an important role in maintaining hemodynamic homeostasis. Ethnic disparities exist regarding RAAS activity due to sympathetic activity and sodium-water retention, however the implications thereof on cardiac damage is unknown. This study investigated the associations of cardiac troponin T (cTnT), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and subclinical LVH with components of the RAAS (renin, aldosterone and aldosterone-to-renin ratio (ARR)) and copeptin in a black and white South African cohort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1645587DOI Listing
February 2020
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Added value of aortic pulse wave velocity index for the detection of coronary heart disease by elective coronary angiography.

Blood Press 2019 12 11;28(6):375-384. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Prevention Unit, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Center, AP-HP, Paris-Descartes University, Paris, France.

Non-invasive tests leading to elective coronary angiography (CAG) have low diagnostic yield for obstructive coronary heart disease (CHD). Aortic stiffness, an independent predictor of CHD events can be easily measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV). We aimed at retrospectively evaluating the diagnostic accuracy PWV index to detect CHD in consecutive patients with suspected CHD that underwent CAG. Read More

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December 2019
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Influence of quality of sleep in the first trimester on blood pressure in the third trimester in primipara women.

Blood Press 2019 10 2;28(5):345-355. Epub 2019 Jul 2.

Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences , Kobe , Japan.

The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between decreased sleep quality during the first trimester and a rise in blood pressure during an otherwise normal course of pregnancy in primipara women. We recruited 128 pregnant women (primipara) who visited the obstetrics and gynecology clinic for medical examination, of which 89 were longitudinally investigated from the first to the third trimester after obtaining informed consent. A survey was conducted in the first, second, and third trimesters to evaluate sleep quality using the Japanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-J). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1637246DOI Listing
October 2019
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Antihypertensive therapy prevents new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with isolated systolic hypertension: the LIFE study.

Blood Press 2019 10 1;28(5):317-326. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Departments of Medical Biochemistry and Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo , Oslo , Norway.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and the incidence increases with age, hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Reducing in-treatment systolic blood pressure (SBP) prevents new-onset AF but has previously not been studied in patients with isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). We aimed to investigate the effect on preventing new-onset AF by decreased in-treatment SBP in patients with ISH compared to patients with non-ISH. Read More

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October 2019
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Predictors of blood pressure control in patients with resistant hypertension after intensive management in two expert centres: the Brussels-Torino experience.

Blood Press 2019 10 1;28(5):336-344. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

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

Management of resistant hypertension (RHTN) is challenging and often implies the use of complex polypharmacy and interventional therapies. The main objectives of this study were (i) to describe the characteristics of patients with RHTN referred to two expert centres; (ii) to identify predictors of blood pressure (BP) control after intensive management. We reviewed electronic medical files of all patients referred for RHTN to the Brussels and Torino centres, and extracted detailed clinical data, informations on drug adherence and psychological profile. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1633908DOI Listing
October 2019
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Directly observed therapy prior to ambulatory blood pressure measurement (DOT-HTN) in uncontrolled hypertensive patients - Effect on blood pressure, safety and patient perception.

Blood Press 2019 10 28;28(5):327-335. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Section of Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Oslo University Hospital , Oslo , Norway.

Non-adherence to medication is a key challenge in treatment of hypertensive patients. Directly Observed Therapy prior to ambulatory blood pressure measurement (DOT-HTN) is relatively new in hypertension research and knowledge about its use and patients' perception of such control is warranted. We aimed to investigate DOT-HTN in relation to blood pressure control, procedural safety and patients' perception. Read More

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October 2019
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Medication persistence to antihypertensive drug treatment - a cross-sectional study of attitudes towards hypertension and medication in persistent and non-persistent patients.

Blood Press 2019 10 17;28(5):309-316. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden.

To study the differences in attitudes towards hypertension and drug treatment between patients persistent and non-persistent to antihypertensive drug treatment. Cross-sectional study on patients with hypertension treated at 25 primary healthcare centres in Stockholm, Sweden. Questionnaires were sent to the patients 3-12 months after initiation of antihypertensive drug treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08037051.2019.1627858DOI Listing
October 2019
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The PARAGON Heart Failure trial - ongoing investigation of the angiotensin receptor antagonist/neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan in heart failure patients with hypertension and preserved ejection fraction.

Blood Press 2019 08 11;28(4):215-216. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

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

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August 2019
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