24-h ambulatory blood pressure versus clinic blood pressure as predictors of cardiovascular risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies: Retraction
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: RETRACTION Source Type: research

Reply to ‘Brachial mean arterial pressure: extremely high accuracy, good precision and pressure dependence of currently used formulas’
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Brachial mean arterial pressure: extremely high accuracy, good precision and pressure dependence of currently used formulas
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

The corona-virus disease 2019 pandemic compromised routine care for hypertension: a survey conducted among excellence centers of the European Society of Hypertension
Background: The Covid-19 pandemic caused a shutdown of healthcare systems in many countries. We explored the impact on hypertension care in the Excellence Center (EC) network of the European Society of Hypertension. Methods: We conducted a 17-question electronic survey among ECs. Results: Overall, 52 ECs from 20 European and three non-European countries participated, providing hypertension service for a median of 1500 hypertensive patients per center per year. Eighty-five percent of the ECs reported a shutdown lasting for 9 weeks (range 0–16). The number of patients treated per week decreased by 90%...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ESH NEWS Source Type: research

A novel angiotensin II peptide vaccine without an adjuvant in mice
Conclusion: AJ-Ang II may be a simple and useful therapeutic peptide vaccine without the addition of any adjuvants. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Therapeutic aspects Source Type: research

Effect of direct renin inhibition on vascular function after long-term treatment with aliskiren in hypertensive and diabetic patients
Conclusion: Aliskiren restored endothelial function and induced a more prompt peripheral vasodilation in hypertensive and diabetic patients possibly through the increased production of nitric oxide via the enhanced expression and function of the active phosphorylated form of endothelial nitric oxide synthase. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Therapeutic aspects Source Type: research

Differences in patient and physician perspectives on pharmaceutical therapy and renal denervation for the management of hypertension
Objective: To study patient and physician attitudes to pharmaceutical therapy and renal denervation for the management of hypertension. Methods: Data were analyzed from 19 market research studies in Western Europe and the United States conducted between 2010 and 2019 to obtain quantitative and qualitative perspectives. The analysis incorporated insights from 2768 patients and the experiences of 1902 physicians either actively performing or interested to perform device procedures, or hypertension specialists who would refer patients for a device-based intervention. Results: Referring cardiologists and proc...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Therapeutic aspects Source Type: research

Low medication adherence is associated with decline in health-related quality of life: results of a longitudinal analysis among older women and men with hypertension
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the association of low antihypertensive medication adherence with decline in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over 1 year. Methods: We used data from older men and women with hypertension (n = 1525) enrolled in the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence among Older Adults. Adherence was measured using the validated self-report four-item Krousel-Wood Medication Adherence Scale (K-Wood-MAS-4) (low adherence = score ≥1) and prescription refill-based proportion of days covered (PDC) (low adherence = PDC  (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Therapeutic aspects Source Type: research

Effects of exercise training on renal interstitial fibrosis and renin–angiotensin system in rats with chronic renal failure
Conclusion: These results indicated that exercise training attenuates the progression of glomerular sclerosis and renal interstitial fibrosis in chronic renal failure rats. The renal protective effects of exercise training may be mediated by ameliorating the renal collagen turnover and the exacerbation of renal RAS. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Therapeutic aspects Source Type: research

Effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy on mid-to-late gestational blood pressure in a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh
Conclusion: Vitamin D supplementation starting mid-pregnancy did not affect SBP or DBP until late gestation, and then only at the highest dose. These results do not support the clinical use of vitamin D in pregnancy to lower maternal blood pressure. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Pregnancy Source Type: research

Placental lipid metabolism in preeclampsia
Objectives: The current study examines the placental and maternal lipid profile and expression of genes involved in placental lipid metabolism in women with preeclampsia. Methods: The current study includes normotensive control women (n = 40) and women with preeclampsia (n = 39). Preeclampsia women were further classified into women delivering at term preeclampsia (T-PE; n = 15) and preterm preeclampsia (PT-PE; n = 24). Results: There were no significant differences in maternal lipid profile between the T-PE and normotensive control groups. Maternal plasma VLDL (P  (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Pregnancy Source Type: research

Heart rate and blood pressure dependence of aortic distensibility in rats: comparison of measured and calculated pulse wave velocity
Conclusion: Measured and calculated PWV have different dependences on HR and BP. These differences are, at least in part, because of approximations made in using systolic and diastolic values to calculate distensibility. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research

Additive association of knowledge and awareness on control of hypertension: a cross-sectional survey in rural India
Objective: To determine whether there is an interaction between knowledge about hypertension and awareness of hypertension on the treatment and control of hypertension in three regions of South India at different stages of epidemiological transition (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/HJH/B426). Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, we randomly selected villages within each of rural Trivandrum, West Godavari, and Chittoor. Sampling was stratified by age group and sex. We measured blood pressure and administered a questionnaire to determine knowledge and awareness of hypertension. ...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Diagnostic aspects Source Type: research

Orthostatic blood pressure recovery associates with physical performance, frailty and number of falls in geriatric outpatients
Conclusion: DBP recovery was particularly associated with clinical outcome in geriatric outpatients, suggesting BP recovery to be of clinical interest. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Diagnostic aspects Source Type: research

Routine assessment of cognitive function in older patients with hypertension seen by primary care physicians: why and how—a decision-making support from the working group on ‘hypertension and the brain’ of the European Society of Hypertension and from the European Geriatric Medicine Society
The guidelines on hypertension recently published by the European Societies of Hypertension and Cardiology, have acknowledged cognitive function (and its decline) as a hypertension-mediated organ damage. In fact, brain damage can be the only hypertension-mediated organ damage in more than 30% of hypertensive patients, evolving undetected for several years if not appropriately screened; as long as undetected it cannot provide either corrective measures, nor adequate risk stratification of the hypertensive patient. The medical community dealing with older hypertensive patients should have a simple and pragmatic approach t...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Diagnostic aspects Source Type: research

Association between circulating vascular-related microRNAs and an increase in blood pressure: a 5-year longitudinal population-based study
Conclusion: Low serum levels of miR-126, miR-221, and miR-222 were associated with increased blood pressure and new-onset of hypertension. These circulating miRNAs are potential candidate biomarkers for the prediction of hypertension. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Prediabetes and risk for myocardial infarction by hypertension status in a Chinese population: a prospective cohort study
Conclusion: The current study indicated that among the Chinese general population, the increased risk of MI associated with prediabetes is largely driven by concomitant hypertension rather than prediabetes per se. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Combined effect of high depressive symptom burden and hypertension on new-onset stroke: evidence from a nationwide prospective cohort study
Conclusion: Our results suggest a combined effect of high depressive symptom burden and hypertension on stroke risk among the middle-aged and elderly Chinese. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Serum uric acid, predicts heart failure in a large Italian cohort: search for a cut-off value the URic acid Right for heArt Health study
Objective: To assess the prognostic cut-off values of serum uric acid (SUA) in predicting fatal and morbid heart failure in a large Italian cohort in the frame of the Working Group on Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Risk of the Italian Society of Hypertension. Methods: The URic acid Right for heArt Health (URRAH) study is a nationwide, multicentre, cohort study involving data on individuals aged 18–95 years, recruited on a community basis from all regions of Italy under the patronage of the Italian Society of Hypertension with a mean follow-up period of 128 ± 65 months. Incident heart failure was d...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Predictors and prognostic role of low myocardial mechano-energetic efficiency in chronic inflammatory arthritis
Objective: To assess the variables associated with the status of low myocardial mechano-energetic efficiency (MEE) [the ratio between myocardial left ventricular (LV) work and magnitude of myocardial oxygen consumption] and whether low-MEE is a prognosticator of adverse cardiovascular outcome in patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis. Methods: A total of 432 outpatients with established chronic inflammatory arthritis without overt cardiac disease were recruited from March 2014–March 2016; 216 participants were used as comparison group. Low-MEE status was a priori identified by standard echocardiograp...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Office, central and ambulatory blood pressure for predicting incident atrial fibrillation in older adults
Conclusion: In a predominantly older, stroke-free community-based cohort, ABP was a better independent predictor of incident atrial fibrillation than central BP, whereas office BP was inadequate for this purpose. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Blood pressure and other risk factors Source Type: research

Additive association of knowledge and awareness on control of hypertension: a cross sectional survey in rural India
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Prediabetes: an unexplored cardiovascular disease risk factor
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Different measures of blood pressure and incident atrial fibrillation
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

The effect of plant-based dietary patterns on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled intervention trials
Conclusion: PBDs with limited animal products lower both SBP and DBP, across sex and BMI. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES Source Type: research

The Elabela in hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and preeclampsia: an update
Although considerable success has been shown for antihypertensive medications, the resistant hypertension and hypertension-related organ damages are still the important clinical issues and pose as high health and economic pressure. Therefore, novel therapeutic techniques and antihypertensive drugs are needed to advance more effective therapy of hypertension and hypertension-related disease to ameliorate mortality and healthcare costs worldwide. In this review, we highlight the latest progress in supporting the therapeutic potential of Elabela (ELA), a recently discovered early endogenous ligand for G-protein-coupled recept...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES Source Type: research

Left ventricular mass reduction and hypertrophy regression following renal artery revascularization: a meta-analysis
Aim: Few echocardiographic studies have focused on regression of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with renal artery stenosis after revascularization, with inconsistent results. We performed a systematic meta-analysis of these studies in order to offer a comprehensive information on this topic. Methods: The PubMed, OVID-MEDLINE, and Cochrane library databases were analyzed to search English-language articles published from 1 January 1990 up to 31 March 2020. Studies were identified by crossing the following terms: ‘renal artery stenosis’, ‘renovascular hypertension’, ‘f...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES Source Type: research

Highlights of the January issue
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: EDITOR'S CORNER Source Type: research

In memoriam: Peter Sleight 1929–2020
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: OBITUARY Source Type: research

Reply
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

May we apply results data from classical hypertension clinical trials to all beta-blockers?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Termination of the ESH-CHL-SHOT trial
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ESH NEWS Source Type: research

Baseline use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/AT1 blocker and outcomes in hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 African-American patients
Objectives: The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of baseline use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-i)/AT1 blocker (ARB) on mortality in hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) African-American patients. The secondary objectives are, to determine the effect of baseline use of ACE-i/ARB on the need for mechanical ventilation, new dialysis, ICU care, and on composite of above-mentioned outcomes in the same cohort. Methods: In this retrospective study, we analyzed data using electronic medical records from all hospitalized Covid-19 African-American patients, who eithe...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

Impact of the 2017 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology hypertension guideline in aged individuals
Objectives: The AHA/ACC-2017 hypertension guideline recommends an age-independent target blood pressure (BP) of less than 130/80 mmHg. In an elderly cohort without established cardiovascular disease (CVD) at baseline, we determined the impact of this guideline on the prevalence of hypertension and associated CVD risk. Methods: Nineteen thousand, one hundred and fourteen participants aged at least 65 years from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study were grouped by baseline BP: ‘pre-2017 hypertensive’ (BP ≥140/90 mmHg and/or on antihypertensive drugs); ‘reclassified ...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

Creatinine increase following initiation of antihypertensives is associated with cardiovascular risk: a nationwide cohort study
Conclusion: In primary care, patients initiating first-line antihypertensive treatment, an increase in plasma creatinine above 30% was associated with increased absolute 6-month risk of cardiovascular event. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

Intervention study of the effect of insulation retrofitting on home blood pressure in winter: a nationwide Smart Wellness Housing survey
Conclusion: Insulation retrofitting significantly reduced HBP and was more beneficial for reducing the morning HSBP of hypertensive patients. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

Effect of aerobic and resistance exercise training on inflammation, endothelial function and ambulatory blood pressure in middle-aged hypertensive patients
Objective: The current randomized controlled trial tested the hypothesis that both aerobic training and dynamic resistance training will improve inflammation, endothelial function and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in middle-aged adults with hypertension, but aerobic training would be more effective. Methods: Forty-two hypertensive patients on at least one antihypertensive medication (19 men/23 women; 30–59 years of age) were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of supervised aerobic training (n = 15), resistance training (n = 15) or a nonexercise control (n = 12) group. Inflammation, endothelia...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

The anti-inflammatory effect of resistance training in hypertensive women: the role of purinergic signaling
Background and methods: Essential arterial hypertension triggers a chronic inflammatory process that seems to be linked to purinergic signaling. Physical exercise exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and is able to modulates purinergic system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 6 months of resistance training on inflammatory markers, purinergic system components, hemodynamic and anthropometric parameters in hypertensive woman. Methods: A total of 31 hypertensive group and 28 normotensive (control group) middle-aged sedentary women were submitted to 6 months of resistance training. All measuremen...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment aspects Source Type: research

Association of SBP and BMI with cognitive and structural brain phenotypes in UK Biobank
Objective: To test for associations between SBP and BMI, with domain-specific cognitive abilities and examine which brain structural phenotypes mediate those associations. Methods: Using cross-sectional UK Biobank data (final N = 28 412), we examined SBP/BMI vs. cognitive test scores of pairs-matching, matrix completion, trail making test A/B, digit symbol substitution, verbal–numerical reasoning, tower rearranging and simple reaction time. We adjusted for potential confounders of age, sex, deprivation, medication, apolipoprotein e4 genotype, smoking, population stratification and genotypic array. We...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Cognitive function Source Type: research

Influence of cardiovascular risk factors on arterial hypertension and mild cognitive impairment in 4602 participants of the ELITE study
Background: In ELITE (Ernährung, Lebensstil und individuelle Information zur Verhinderung von Herzinfarkt, Schlaganfall und Demenz; german for: Nutrition, Lifestyle and Individual Information for the Prevention of Heart Attack, Stroke and Dementia) data on cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive function and quality of life are prospectively collected, which will be improved through targeted individual information. The aim is to improve the health of the participants and identify the reasons for the lack of implementation. Methods: Risk factors of 4602 participants were linked to (controlled) hypertension an...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Cognitive function Source Type: research

Subclinical left atrial dysfunction profiles for prediction of cardiac outcome in the general population
Objective: Echocardiographic definitions of subclinical left atrial dysfunction based on epidemiological data remain scarce. In this population study, we derived outcome-driven thresholds for echocardiographic left atrial function parameters discriminating between normal and abnormal values. Methods: In 1306 individuals (mean age, 50.7 years; 51.6% women), we echocardiographically assessed left atrial function and LV global longitudinal strain. We derived cut-off values for left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF), left atrial function index (LAFI) and left atrial reservoir strain (LARS) to define left atrial dysfun...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research

Home device-monitored sleep blood pressure reflects large artery stiffness: the Nagahama study
Background: High sleep blood pressure (BP) has been suggested to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular outcomes. To assess the applicability of sleep BP measured using a timer-equipped home device, we investigated the association between home device-measured sleep BP and large artery stiffness. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of a dataset from the Nagahama study (N = 5916), a general population-based cohort study. Home morning BP and sleep BP were measured using a timer-equipped cuff-oscillometric device (HEM-7080IC). Office BP, carotid intima--media thickness (IMT), and brachial-...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research

The impact of heart rate on pulse wave velocity: an in-silico evaluation
Background: Clinical and experimental evidence regarding the influence of heart rate (HR) on arterial stiffness and its surrogate marker carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) is conflicting. We aimed to evaluate the effect of HR on cf-PWV measurement under controlled haemodynamic conditions and especially with respect to blood pressure (BP) that is a strong determinant of arterial stiffness. Method: Fifty-nine simulated cases were created using a previously validated in-silico model. For each case, cf-PWV was measured at five HR values, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 bpm. With increasing HR, we assessed cf-PWV ...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research

Effects of vascular compression on the rostral ventrolateral medulla for blood pressure variability in stroke patients
Conclusion: Although RVLM compression was closely associated with BP variability in the subacute ischemic stroke phase, an effect of RVLM compression on stroke outcome was not observed. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

Race modifies the association between animal protein metabolite 1-methylhistidine and blood pressure in middle-aged adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
Objective: Dietary factors mediate racial disparities in hypertension. However, the physiological mechanisms underlying this relationship are incompletely understood. We sought to assess the association between 1-methylhistidine (1-MH), a metabolite marker of animal protein consumption, and blood pressure (BP) in a community-based cohort of black and white middle-aged adults. Methods: This analysis consisted of 655 participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study (25% black, 61% women, aged 34–58 years) who were not taking antihypertensive medication. Fasting serum 1-MH was measured using liquid chromatography-tan...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

The gut microbiota-related metabolite phenylacetylglutamine associates with increased risk of incident coronary artery disease
Objective: The gut microbiota is increasingly being implicated in cardiovascular health. Metabolites produced by bacteria have been suggested to be mediators in the bacterial action on cardiovascular health. We aimed to identify gut microbiota-related plasma metabolites and test whether these metabolites associate with future risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: Nontargeted metabolomics was performed using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in order to measure 1446 metabolite features in the Malmö Offspring Study (MOS) (N = 776). The gut microbiota was characterized using 16S rRNA sequen...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

Association of clinic and ambulatory heart rate parameters with mortality in hypertension
Conclusion: HR parameters derived from ABPM provide important information, in particular association with death by mean night HR, mean 24-h HR and reduced day–night HR dipping less than 8 bpm superior to office HR. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

Predictive value of admission blood pressure for 3-month mortality in patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia
Conclusion: In patients undergoing revascularization for CLI, admission SBP is an independent predictor for short-term mortality with a negative relationship. SBP level 135 mmHg or less represents a warning sign to explore and correct associated comorbidities. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

Nocturnal blood pressure: the dark side of white-coat hypertension
Conclusion: Classification of WCH and WCUH based on mean 24-h BP thresholds does not allow to detect an adverse BP phenotype, such as nocturnal hypertension in a large fraction of untreated and treated patients. (Source: Journal of Hypertension)
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Risk factors Source Type: research

A comparative study of ambulatory central hemodynamics and arterial stiffness parameters in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients
Background: Ambulatory pulse-wave velocity (PWV), augmentation pressure, and augmentation index (AIx) are associated with increased cardiovascular events and death in hemodialysis. The intermittent nature of hemodialysis generates a distinct ambulatory pattern, with a progressive increase of augmentation pressure and AIx during the interdialytic interval. No study so far has compared the ambulatory course of central hemodynamics and PWV between peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients. Methods: Thirty-eight patients under peritoneal dialysis and 76 patients under hemodialysis matched in a 1 : 2 ratio fo...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - November 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Measurements Source Type: research