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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291672/the-relationship-of-alcohol-consumption-with-left-ventricular-mass-in-people-35%C3%A2-years-old-or-older-in-rural-areas-of-western-china
#1
Yunjing Yang, Nan Zhang, Wei Huang, Rui Feng, Panpan Feng, Jun Gu, Gang Liu, Han Lei
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between alcohol intake and left ventricular mass (LVM) independent of the effects of blood pressure and other factors in rural areas of Western China. The present study included 1007 subjects (487 men and 520 women) aged ≥35 years from the Tongan district, Chongqing, China. The quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption were estimated from a validated questionnaire. Echocardiography was used to assess left ventricular dimensions. Drinkers was associated with higher LVM compared with nondrinkers (β = 6...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285829/clinic-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-a-population-based-sample-of-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
#2
S Justin Thomas, John N Booth, Samantha G Bromfield, Samantha R Seals, Tanya M Spruill, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Srividya Kidambi, Daichi Shimbo, David Calhoun, Paul Muntner
Blood pressure (BP) can differ substantially when measured in the clinic versus outside of the clinic setting. Few population-based studies with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) include African Americans. We calculated the prevalence of clinic hypertension and ABPM phenotypes among 1016 participants in the population-based Jackson Heart Study, an exclusively African-American cohort. Mean daytime systolic BP was higher than mean clinic systolic BP among participants not taking antihypertensive medication (127...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302456/association-between-modified-shuttle-walk-test-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-overweight-obese-adults-with-primary-hypertension-exerdiet-hta-study
#3
Borja Jurio-Iriarte, Ilargi Gorostegi-Anduaga, G Rodrigo Aispuru, Javier Pérez-Asenjo, Peter H Brubaker, Sara Maldonado-Martín
The aims of the study were to evaluate the relationship between Modified Shuttle Walk Test (MSWT) with peak oxygen uptake (V˙O2peak) in overweight/obese people with primary hypertension (HTN) and to develop an equation for the MSWT to predict V˙O2peak. Participants (N = 256, 53.9 ± 8.1 years old) with HTN and overweight/obesity performed a cardiorespiratory exercise test to peak exertion on an upright bicycle ergometer using an incremental ramp protocol and the 15-level MSWT. The formula of Singh et al was used as a template to predict V˙O2peak, and a new equation was generated from the measured V˙O2peak-MSWT relationship in this investigation...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242179/anthropometric-profile-of-hong-kong-children-and-adolescents-the-wellness-population-of-youth-study
#4
Regina L T Lee, Paul H Lee, Daniel M Y Sze, Wai Tong Chien
Childhood obesity has been a public health concern increasingly. We investigated the age- and sex-specific body mass index (BMI), blood pressure level, and other obesity measures in Hong Kong children and adolescents. We used the data from Wellness Population of Youth Study, a health examination for anthropometric measurements among children and adolescents (aged 9-15 years) in Hong Kong, conducted in Oct 2012-Jun 2013 (n = 4410). Anthropometric measures including weight, height, pulse, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, triceps and scapula skinfold thickness, and waist circumference were measured following universal standard protocol...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238630/primate-response-to-angiotensin-infusion-and-high-sodium-intake-differ-by-sodium-lithium-countertransport-phenotype
#5
Kimberly D Spradling-Reeves, Robert E Shade, Joseph R Haywood, Laura A Cox
An increased level of sodium-lithium countertransport (SLC) activity has been associated with salt-sensitive hypertension. Previous findings have suggested that dysregulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) may be involved in the mechanism linking elevated SLC activity and hypertension. Therefore, baboons with different levels of SLC activity were given two diets differing in sodium content, with and without an angiotensin II (ANG II) infusion, to investigate the relationship between SLC activity, the RAAS, and physiological regulation by sodium...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236585/the-importance-of-genetic-counseling-and-genetic-screening-a-case-report-of-a-16-year-old-boy-with-resistant-hypertension-and-severe-hypokalemia
#6
Ze-Min Kuang, Ying Wang, Jia-Jie Wang, Jing-Hua Liu, Rong Zeng, Qi Zhou, Zhen-Qiu Yu, Long Jiang
Liddle's syndrome, an autosomal dominant form of monogenic hypertension, is characterized by salt-sensitive hypertension with early penetrance, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, suppression of plasma rennin activity and aldosterone secretion, and a clear-cut response to epithelial sodium channel blockers but not spironolactone therapy. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old boy patient with resistant hypertension (maintain 170-180/100-110 mm Hg after administration four kinds of antiypertensive drugs) and severe hypokalemia...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229900/interleukin-6-572c-g-polymorphism-is-associated-with-serum-interleukin-6-levels-and-risk-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#7
Ming Fang, Yueye Huang, Yuan Zhang, Zhongping Ning, Luoning Zhu, Xinming Li
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional proinflammatory cytokine that is elevated in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter region of IL-6 have been reported to transcriptional regulate the expression of IL-6. The aim of the present study is to investigate the roles of two common polymorphisms (-572C/G [rs1800796] and -6331T/C [rs10499563]) of IL-6 in idiopathic PAH (IPAH). A total of 338 IPAH patients and 352 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216288/home-automated-office-and-conventional-office-blood-pressure-as-predictors-of-cardiovascular-risk
#8
Emmanuel A Andreadis, Vasilios Papademetriou, Charalampia V Geladari, George N Kolyvas, Epameinondas T Angelopoulos, Konstantinos N Aronis
Automated office blood pressure (AOBP) has recently been shown to closely predict cardiovascular (CV) events in the elderly. Home blood pressure (HBP) has also been accepted as a valuable method in the prediction of CV disease. This study aimed to compare conventional office BP (OBP), HBP, and AOBP in order to evaluate their value in predicting CV events and deaths in hypertensives. We assessed 236 initially treatment naïve hypertensives, examined between 2009 and 2013. The end points were any CV and non-CV event including mortality, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, hospitalization for heart failure, severe arrhythmia, stroke, and intermittent claudication...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229901/what-is-the-association-between-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-6-minute-walk-test-in-hypertensive-patients
#9
El-Sayed M Farag, Mohammad M Al-Daydamony, Marwa M Gad
Heart failure (HF) is a major health problem. Hypertension is an important cause of HF. Most hypertensive patients have some degree of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction. The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) provides objective data about the exercise tolerance. We aimed to find the association between the degree of LV diastolic dysfunction and the functional capacity assessed by 6MWT in hypertensive patients. The study included 200 asymptomatic hypertensive patients. All patients had undergone full history taking, complete clinical examination, electrocardiography, echocardiography for assessment of LV dimensions, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, and 6MWT...
January 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229899/genetic-testing-helps-to-confirm-the-diagnosis-and-initiate-appropriate-treatment-a-case-of-liddle%C3%A2-syndrome
#10
EDITORIAL
Pavel N Pichurin, Garry L Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109722/sleep-insomnia-and-hypertension-current-findings-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
S Justin Thomas, David Calhoun
Blood pressure (BP) varies over 24 hours. During normal sleep, BP typically decreases by 10% or more. Research suggests that disordered sleep, particularly sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea, is associated with increased BP and risk of hypertension. Less is known about the relationship between insomnia and hypertension. Population-based studies have reported an association between insomnia symptoms and both prevalent and incident hypertension, particularly in the context of short sleep duration...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117274/schisandrin-b-displays-a-protective-role-against-primary-pulmonary-hypertension-by-targeting-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1
#12
Jianjun Wu, Jing Jia, Li Liu, Fan Yang, Yuhua Fan, Sen Zhang, Dongxia Yan, Rui Bu, Guangnan Li, Yanhui Gao, Yanjun Chen
Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) in the medial layer of the vessel wall are involved in vessel homeostasis, but also for pathologic vascular remodeling in diverse diseases, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Pulmonary vascular remodeling in PAH results in vascular disorders, but its underlying molecular mechanisms are still not to be fully disclosed. In this study, we investigated the expression and function of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 in human PASMC cultured under the condition of hypoxia and elucidated the effect of schisandra chinensis and its active ingredients on proliferation, migration, and apoptosis in human PASMCs...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284386/from-the-editor
#13
EDITORIAL
Daniel Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057444/redefining-beta-blocker-use-in-hypertension-selecting-the-right-beta-blocker-and-the-right-patient
#14
REVIEW
Samuel J Mann
Randomized controlled trials have concluded that the cardiovascular outcome of first-step treatment of hypertension with traditional vasoconstricting beta-blockers is inferior to treatment with other antihypertensive drug classes. Beta-blocker use is also associated with undesirable side effects. Consequently, some recent guidelines consider beta-blockers an inferior option for first-step treatment of hypertension. Despite this, beta-blockers are still widely prescribed, and likely overused, in the management of hypertension...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040405/extended-consensus-on-blood-pressure-variability-beyond-blood-pressure-for-management-of-hypertension
#15
EDITORIAL
Ram B Singh, Krasimira Hristova, Geir Bjørklund, Jan Fedacko, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Daniel Pella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988356/race-ethnicity-on-blood-pressure-control-after-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Mai N Nguyen-Huynh, Nancy K Hills, Stephen Sidney, Jeffrey G Klingman, S Claiborne Johnston
Disparities in health care access and socioeconomic status (SES) have been associated with racial-ethnic differences in blood pressure (BP) control. We examined post-ischemic stroke BP in a multiethnic cohort with good health care access. We included all hypertensive patients (n = 2972) from a randomized quality improvement trial on secondary stroke prevention, conducted in 14 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California from 2004-2006 (QUISP). Average age 73.2 ± 12.2 years; 52% female, 66% non-Hispanic white, 14% African-American, 11% Asian, 8% Hispanic, and 1% other...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939526/sensitive-detection-of-hemodynamic-failure-during-orthostatic-stress-in-patients-with-diabetic-polyneuropathy-using-a-mini-laser-doppler-blood-flowmeter
#17
Masaki Goma, Masahiro Kaneshige, Sayaka Ichijo, Masashi Ichijo, Hideo Shindo, Nobuyuki Terada, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Zentaro Yamagata, Kenichiro Kitamura, Hiroki Shimura, Tetsuro Kobayashi
Autonomic dysfunction in diabetes is serious but often underestimated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate hemodynamics within the important initial phase just after standing, which cannot be evaluated by conventional instruments for orthostatic hypotension. Earlobe blood flow (EBF), which indirectly reflects the blood pressure response on standing, was evaluated using a mini laser Doppler flowmeter during standing from the sitting position in 58 healthy controls and 56 diabetic patients categorized as without (11), mild (27), and advanced diabetic polyneuropathy (18)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939525/the-risk-of-developing-cardiovascular-disease-in-bangladesh-does-diabetes-mellitus-matter-which-socioeconomic-status-does-it-impact-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
G M Rabiul Islam
The elevation of blood pressure levels has been recognized as a determinant of the risk for several common cardiovascular diseases. This work explores the evidence of disparities in the form of association between hypertension and diabetes mellitus in different socioeconomic statuses (SESs) at household level. A population sample of 7561 individuals aged ≥35 years from the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) was used for this study. Concentration indexes are used to measure the disparities of myocardial infarction and diabetes mellitus with SES...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876342/omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-improves-endothelial-function-and-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients-with-hypertriglyceridemia-and-high-cardiovascular-risk
#19
Marcela A Casanova, Fernanda Medeiros, Michelle Trindade, Célia Cohen, Wille Oigman, Mario Fritsch Neves
Association between hypertriglyceridemia and cardiovascular (CV) disease is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare omega-3 and ciprofibrate effects on the vascular structure and function in low and high CV risk hypertensive patients with hypertriglyceridemia. Twenty-nine adults with triglycerides 150-499 mg/dL were divided into low (<7.5%) and high (≥7.5%) CV risk, randomized to receive omega-3 fatty acids 1800 mg/d or ciprofibrate 100 mg/d for 12 weeks. Treatment was switched after 8-week washout...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866959/evaluating-the-risk-of-hypertension-according-to-the-metabolic-health-status-stratified-by-degree-of-obesity
#20
Jae-Hong Ryoo, Sung Keun Park, Chang-Mo Oh, Young-Jun Choi, Ju Youn Chung, Woo Taek Ham, Taegi Jung
Despite the accumulated evidence showing the significant association between hypertension and obesity, it remains unclear how metabolic healthy status of obesity have an impact on the development of hypertension. Thus, this study was to investigate the risk of hypertension according to the metabolic healthy status stratified by the degree of obesity. A cohort of 25,442 Korean men without hypertension at baseline was followed-up from 2005 to 2010. They were divided into the following 6 phenotypes according to their baseline metabolic health and obesity status: metabolically healthy normal weight (MH-NW), metabolically healthy overweight (MH-OW), metabolically healthy obese (MHO), metabolically unhealthy normal weight (MU-NW), metabolically unhealthy overweight (MU-OW), and metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
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