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High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733831/nocturnal-blood-pressure-dipping-is-abolished-in-old-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Francesco Salvo, Chiara Lonati, Michele Berardi, Andrea Riccardo Errani, Carlo Lorenzo Muzzulini, Alberto Morganti
INTRODUCTION: During sleep there is reduction of blood pressure (BP) caused by a decrease of the sympathetic nervous tone. This nocturnal "dipping" phenomenon, assessable with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), is blunted with increasing age. AIM: To assess the effect of hospitalization on night-time BP fall in old-elderly patients. METHODS: We analysed 78 ABPM of old-elderly hospitalized patients (mean age 91 ± 0.5 years) and those of 18 outpatients as control group...
July 22, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725953/prognostic-significance-of-low-systolic-blood-pressure-at-discharge-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#2
Shijun Li, Xiaoying Li
INTRODUCTION: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) is emerging as a predictor of outcome in chronic heart failure and low SBP has been shown to be related to higher mortality. AIM: To investigate the relationship between low SBP and long-term outcome in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS: We use prospectively collected data and recruited 297 patients with chronic HFpEF to investigate the relationship between low SBP at discharge and long-term outcome...
July 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710676/hypertriglyceridemia-an-underestimated-cardiovascular-risk-factor-an-epidemiological-study-of-the-rome-area
#3
Roberto Volpe, Giulio Nati, Alberto Chiriatti, Massimo Sabatini, Fabio Valente
INTRODUCTION: Hypertriglyceridemia (triglycerides ≥200 mg/dL) is a major cardiovascular risk factor. Despite the high incidence of this condition in the Italian population, epidemiological information remains limited. AIM: To analyze a large database of clinical charts from general practitioners in the Rome area of Italy. METHODS: In this study, the DATAMEG database of patients treated in the Rome area between 2000 and 2015 was analyzed...
July 14, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695464/improving-adherence-to-treatment-and-reducing-economic-costs-of-hypertension-the-role-of-olmesartan-based-treatment
#4
Francesco Vittorio Costa
Poor adherence to antihypertensive treatment is the single most important factor of unsatisfactory blood pressure (BP) control. This review focuses on therapy-related factors affecting adherence and suggests how to improve it with a wise choice of treatment schedule. Complex drug treatment schemes, poor tolerability and drug substitutions are frequent causes of poor adherence which, in turn, causes insufficient BP control, greater incidence of cardiovascular events and, finally, higher global health costs...
July 10, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669066/hypertension-survey-in-italy-novel-findings-from-the-campania-salute-network
#5
REVIEW
Eugenio Stabile, Raffaele Izzo, Francesco Rozza, Maria Angela Losi, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco
The "Campania Salute" (CS) is a network system aimed at improving the management of essential hypertension by integrating the activity of general practitioners (GPs) with that of the hypertension specialists. It involves 23 outpatient hypertensive clinics distributed in different community hospitals of the Napoli's metropolitan area, 60 randomly selected GPs homogeneously distributed in the same area, and the Hypertension Clinic of the Federico II University in Naples (co-ordinating centre). Through the CS system it is possible to share clinical data collected during each visit at peripheral units (general practitioners and community hospitals hypertensive clinics), which manage low-risk hypertensive patients, and the co-ordinating centre, which mainly manages high-risk hypertensive patients...
July 1, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643191/role-of-obesity-variables-in-detecting-hypertension-in-an-iranian-population
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Patricia Khashayar, Hamidreza Aghaei Meybodi, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Bagher Larijani
INTRODUCTION: As the high incidence of hypertension has been in conjunction with dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity, many studies have suggested obesity as its underlying cause in diverse race and ethnic groups. AIM: The present study was designed to quantify the relationship between obesity variables and hypertension in Iranian population. A ROC curve analysis was also used to determine an optimal BMI cutoff for obesity with the aim of representing elevated incidence of hypertension in this population...
June 22, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608026/monotherapy-and-dual-combination-therapies-based-on-olmesartan-a-comprehensive-strategy-to-improve-blood-pressure-control
#7
REVIEW
Massimo Volpe, Caterina Santolamazza, Vittoria Mastromarino, Roberta Coluccia, Allegra Battistoni, Giuliano Tocci
Olmesartan medoxomil is an antihypertensive drug of the class of angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor antagonists (or blockers), characterized by tight and prolonged binding to AT1 receptor compared to other molecules within the same class. These characteristics produce effective and sustained blood pressure reductions in hypertensive patients at different cardiovascular risk profile with a good tolerability profile. After a brief description of the pharmacological characteristics of olmesartan, we will provide a thorough overview of the clinical studies that investigated its efficacy and safety in the clinical management of hypertensive patients both in monotherapy and in dual combination therapies with either thiazide diuretics or calcium channel blockers...
June 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608025/triple-combination-therapies-based-on-olmesartan-a-personalized-therapeutic-approach-to-improve-blood-pressure-control
#8
REVIEW
Massimo Volpe, Caterina Santolamazza, Vittoria Mastromarino, Roberta Coluccia, Allegra Battistoni, Giuliano Tocci
Recent epidemiological surveys have demonstrated that effective and sustained blood pressure (BP) control is achieved in a relatively small proportion of treated hypertensive patients. Indeed, treatment of hypertension represents a key strategy for preventing coronary artery disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular death. Several interventions have been proposed by international guidelines for ameliorating hypertension management and control, mostly including integrated and multi-dimensional pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies...
June 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608024/long-term-saxagliptin-treatment-improves-endothelial-function-but-not-pulse-wave-velocity-and-intima-media-thickness-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Raffaella Dell'Oro, Alessandro Maloberti, Francesco Nicoli, Paolo Villa, Pierluigi Gamba, Michele Bombelli, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological inhibition of dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 may represent a promising therapeutic approach for glucose control and vascular protection. No information is available on the effects of saxagliptin (S) on aortic pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilation (FMD, brachial artery) in diabetes. AIM: We investigated the long-term effects of S, as add-on therapy to metformin, on the above mentioned variables. METHODS: In 16 patients with decompensated diabetes aortic pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness and FMD, office and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure, anthropometric, biochemical and metabolic parameters were measured at baseline and after 6 and 12 months of treatment...
June 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597352/role-of-inflammatory-diseases-in-hypertension
#10
REVIEW
E Bartoloni, A Alunno, V Valentini, F Luccioli, E Valentini, G La Paglia, O Bistoni, Roberto Gerli
Chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) are characterized by an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. Several mechanisms, including early acceleration of subclinical atherosclerotic damage, inflammatory markers and immune system deregulation factors, have been demonstrated to strictly interplay for development and progression of atherosclerosis. Moreover, traditional CV risk factors are likely to explain at least some of the excess of CV risk in these patients. Among traditional CV risk factors, compelling evidence suggests a higher incidence and prevalence of hypertension in patients with CID in comparison to the general population...
June 9, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573479/aspirin-and-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-an-approach-based-on-individualized-integrated-estimation-of-risk
#11
Massimo Volpe, Allegra Battistoni, Giovanna Gallo, Roberta Coluccia, Raffaele De Caterina
While the use of aspirin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular (CVD) is well established, aspirin in primary prevention is not systematically recommended because the absolute CV event reduction is similar to the absolute excess in major bleedings. Recently, emerging evidence suggests the possibility that the assumption of aspirin, may also be effective in the prevention of cancer. By adding to the CV prevention benefits the potential beneficial effect of aspirin in reducing the incidence of mortality and cancer could tip the balance between risks and benefits of aspirin therapy in the primary prevention in favour of the latter and broaden the indication for treatment with in populations at average risk...
June 1, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537013/can-diastolic-blood-pressure-decrease-in-emergency-department-setting-be-anticipated
#12
Irit Ayalon-Dangur, Tzippy Shochat, Shachaf Shiber, Alon Grossman
INTRODUCTION: There are no obvious guidelines for therapy of elevated blood pressure (BP) in the emergency department (ED). Diastolic BP is probably more difficult to control compared with systolic BP. AIM: To characterize patients who respond with a significant decrease in diastolic BP in the ED, whether treated or not. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, all patients attending a tertiary care ED with elevated BP were evaluated. Clinical characteristics of patients in whom diastolic BP decreased ≥20% were compared with those in whom diastolic BP decreased <20%...
May 23, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537012/nutraceutical-effects-on-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-in-patients-with-impaired-fasting-glucose-a-pilot-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial-on-a-combined-product
#13
Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Martino Morbini, Alessandro Colletti, Marilisa Bove, Maddalena Veronesi, Marina Giovannini, Claudio Borghi
INTRODUCTION: A number of natural compounds have individually demonstrated to improve glucose and lipid levels in humans. AIM: To  evaluate the short-term glucose and lipid-lowering activity in subjects with impaired fasting glucose. METHODS: To assess the effects of a combination of nutraceuticals based on Lagerstroemia speciosa, Berberis aristata, Curcuma longa, Alpha-lipoic acid, Chrome picolinate and Folic acid, we performed a double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial in 40 adults affected by impaired fasting glucose (FPG = 100-125 mg/dL) in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
May 23, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378069/cardiac-natriuretic-peptides-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-risk
#14
Riccardo Sarzani, Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Paolo Balietti, Guido Cocci, Marica Bordicchia
Prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease is increasing worldwide. One of the most important risk factors for CV disease is hypertension that is very often related to obesity and metabolic syndrome. The search for key mechanisms, linking high blood pressure (BP), glucose and lipid dysmetabolism together with higher CV risk and mortality, is attracting increasing attention. Cardiac natriuretic peptides (NPs), including ANP and BNP, may play a crucial role in maintaining CV homeostasis and cardiac health, given their impact not only on BP regulation, but also on glucose and lipid metabolism...
June 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527017/juxtaglomerular-cell-phenotypic-plasticity
#15
REVIEW
Alexandre Góes Martini, A H Jan Danser
Renin is the first and rate-limiting step of the renin-angiotensin system. The exclusive source of renin in the circulation are the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney, which line the afferent arterioles at the entrance of the glomeruli. Normally, renin production by these cells suffices to maintain homeostasis. However, under chronic stimulation of renin release, for instance during a low-salt diet or antihypertensive therapy, cells that previously expressed renin during congenital life re-convert to a renin-producing cell phenotype, a phenomenon which is known as "recruitment"...
May 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523635/2017-position-paper-of-the-italian-society-for-cardiovascular-prevention-siprec-for-an-updated-clinical-management-of-hypercholesterolemia-and-cardiovascular-risk-executive-document
#16
Massimo Volpe, Roberto Volpe, Giovanna Gallo, Vivianne Presta, Giuliano Tocci, Emanuela Folco, Andrea Peracino, Elena Tremoli, Bruno Trimarco
The benefits achieved by implementing cardiovascular prevention strategies in terms of reduced incidence of atherosclerotic diseases and mortality are accepted, worldwide. In particular, the clinical management of hypercholesterolemia has a fundamental role for all preventive strategies, both in primary and secondary prevention, at each stage of cardiovascular risk. Since the net clinical benefit of lipid-lowering therapy largely depends on baseline individual cardiovascular risk profile, the assessment of individual risk is essential to establish type and intensity of both preventive and therapeutic strategies...
May 18, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508133/children-and-adolescents-macrovascular-reactivity-level-and-dynamics-but-not-the-microvascular-response-is-associated-with-body-mass-index-and-arterial-stiffness-levels
#17
Yanina Zócalo, Marco Marotta, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia
INTRODUCTION: The existing evidence indicates that primary prevention of atherosclerotic disease should begin in childhood. Detection of children and adolescents at risk for atherosclerosis may allow early intervention to decrease the atherosclerotic process, thereby preventing or delaying cardiovascular disease. Vascular reactivity (VR) is altered even by early atherosclerosis. Obesity is a main cardiovascular risk factor (CVRF) observed in childhood. If childhood obesity associates impaired macro and/or micro VR is controversial...
May 15, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502055/cardiovascular-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-without-diabetes-or-cardiovascular-disease-usefulness-of-metabolic-syndrome-severity-score
#18
Walter Masson, Teo Epstein, Melina Huerín, Lorenzo Martín Lobo, Graciela Molinero, Adriana Angel, Gerardo Masson, Diana Millán, Salvador De Francesca, Laura Vitagliano, Alberto Cafferata, Pablo Losada
INTRODUCTION: The estimated cardiovascular risk determined by the different risk scores, could be heterogeneous in patients with metabolic syndrome without diabetes or vascular disease. This risk stratification could be improved by detecting subclinical carotid atheromatosis. AIMS: To estimate the cardiovascular risk measured by different scores in patients with metabolic syndrome and analyze its association with the presence of carotid plaque. METHODS: Non-diabetic patients with metabolic syndrome (Adult Treatment Panel III definition) without cardiovascular disease were enrolled...
May 13, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497339/follow-up-of-antihypertensive-therapy-improves-blood-pressure-control-results-of-hyt-hypertension-survey-follow-up
#19
F Fici, G Seravalle, N Koylan, I Nalbantgil, N Cagla, Y Korkut, F Quarti-Trevano, W Makel, G Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Although improved during the past few years, blood pressure control remains sub optimal. AIM: The impact of follow-up assessment on blood pressure control was evaluated in a group of patients of the HYT (HYperTension survey), treated with a combination of different dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers (CCBs regimen) and inhibitors of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and with uncontrolled blood pressure. This was obtained assessing (a) the rate of blood pressure control at 3 and 6 months of follow-up in the whole group of patients, (b) the rate of blood pressure control and the average blood pressure values in subjects treated with different DHP-CCBs regimen...
May 11, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497338/decreased-spontaneous-baroreflex-sensitivity-as-an-early-marker-for-progression-of-haemorrhage
#20
Kavita Yadav, Akanksha Singh, Smriti Badhwar, Ashok Kumar Jaryal, Poonam Coshic, Kabita Chatterjee, K K Deepak
INTRODUCTION: Blood donation provides an ideal setup for assessment of cardiovascular responses to mild hypovolemia for understanding the underlying mechanisms. AIM: To evaluate cardiovascular responses in time and magnitude by estimating the spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) during and after donation of 450 ml of blood. METHODS: Continuous beat-to-beat blood pressure and lead II ECG was recorded before, during and after blood donation in 54 healthy volunteers (age 34...
May 11, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
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