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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332510/recent-advances-in-understanding-hypertension-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
A E Schutte, S Botha, C M T Fourie, L F Gafane-Matemane, R Kruger, L Lammertyn, L Malan, C M C Mels, R Schutte, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, L J Ware, H W Huisman
Consistent reports indicate that hypertension is a particularly common finding in black populations. Hypertension occurs at younger ages and is often more severe in terms of blood pressure levels and organ damage than in whites, resulting in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. This review provides an outline of recent advances in the pathophysiological understanding of blood pressure elevation and the consequences thereof in black populations in Africa. This is set against the backdrop of populations undergoing demanding and rapid demographic transition, where infection with the human immunodeficiency virus predominates, and where under and over-nutrition coexist...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332508/prolactin-as-a-predictor-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-arterial-stiffness-progression-in-menopause
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G Georgiopoulos, I Lambrinoudaki, F Athanasouli, E Armeni, A Koliviras, A Augoulea, D Rizos, C Papamichael, A Protogerou, K Stellos, K Stamatelopoulos
Postmenopausal women are at increased risk for progression of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Recent cross-sectional evidence suggests that high normal circulating prolactin levels may accelerate vascular ageing in menopause. Postmenopausal women (n=201) were consecutively recruited from a Menopause Clinic and re-evaluated in at least one follow-up visit within the next 3 years. Baseline circulating prolactin levels were measured while both baseline and follow-up vascular and biochemical measurements were performed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330671/aortic-stiffness-matters-ventricular-arterial-interactions-over-time
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EDITORIAL
Julius M Gardin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325614/gothic-aortic-arch-and-cardiac-mechanics-in-young-patients-after-arterial-switch-operation-for-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Giovanni Di Salvo, Ziad Bulbul, Valeria Pergola, Ziad Issa, Ghassan Siblini, Nisreen Muhanna, Domenico Galzerano, Bahaa Fadel, Mansour Al Joufan, Majid Al Fayyadh, Zohair Al Halees
BACKGROUND: In patients who have undergone arterial switch operation (ASO) for d-transposition of the great arteries a gothic aortic arch (GA) morphology has been found and it has been associated with abnormal aortic bio-elastic properties. HYPOTHESIS: GA is frequent in ASO patients and may have an impact on cardiac mechanics. Our study aims were to assess 1- the occurrence of GA in a large sample of patients after ASO; 2- the association between GA and aortic bio-elastic properties; and 3- the impact of GA on left ventricular (LV) function using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323879/mir-181b-regulates-vascular-stiffness-age-dependently-in-part-by-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Daijiro Hori, Brittany Dunkerly-Eyring, Yohei Nomura, Debjit Biswas, Jochen Steppan, Jorge Henao-Mejia, Hideo Adachi, Lakshmi Santhanam, Dan E Berkowitz, Charles Steenbergen, Richard A Flavell, Samarjit Das
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffening play major roles in cardiovascular diseases. The critical role for the miR-181 family in vascular inflammation has been documented. Here we tested whether the miR-181 family can influence the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular stiffening. METHODS AND RESULTS: qPCR data showed a significant decrease in miR-181b expression in the aorta of the older mice. Eight miR-181a1/b1-/- mice and wild types (C57BL6J:WT) were followed weekly for pulse wave velocity (PWV) and blood pressure measurements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316061/loss-of-dystrophin-is-associated-with-increased-myocardial-stiffness-in-a-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Martín Donato, Bruno Buchholz, Celina Morales, Laura Valdez, Tamara Zaobornyj, Sergio Baratta, Diamela T Paez, Mirian Matoso, Guillermo Vaccarino, Demian Chejtman, Oscar Agüero, Juan Telayna, José Navia, Alejandro Hita, Alberto Boveris, Ricardo J Gelpi
Transition from compensated to decompensated left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is accompanied by functional and structural changes. Here, the aim was to evaluate dystrophin expression in murine models and human subjects with LVH by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) and aortic stenosis (AS), respectively. We determined whether doxycycline (Doxy) prevented dystrophin expression and myocardial stiffness in mice. Additionally, ventricular function recovery was evaluated in patients 1 year after surgery. Mice were subjected to TAC and monitored for 3 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295341/exercise-training-reverses-age-induced-diastolic-dysfunction-and-restores-coronary-microvascular-function
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Kazuki Hotta, Bei Chen, Bradley J Behnke, Payal Ghosh, John N Stabley, Jeremy A Bramy, Jaime L Sepulveda, Michael D Delp, Judy M Muller-Delp
The risk for diastolic dysfunction increases with advancing age. Regular exercise training ameliorates age-related diastolic dysfunction; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been identified. We investigated whether 1) microvascular dysfunction contributes to the development of age-related diastolic dysfunction, and 2) initiation of late-life exercise training reverses age-related diastolic and microvascular dysfunction. Young and old rats underwent 10 weeks of exercise training or remained as sedentary, cage-controls...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290827/-azilsartan-medoxomil-capabilities-in-arterial-hypertension-and-obesity
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Y A Vasyuk, E Y Shupenina, V V Nesvetov, E A Nesterova, E I Golubkova
Arterial hypertension (AH) is one of the most common cardiovascular disease. Angiotensin II (AT II), the hormone of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, realizes its negative effects through AT 1 receptors - application point of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB). Due to different dissociation AT 1 receptors properties some ARBs are more effective than others. Multiply multicenter randomized and observational studies approve the effectiveness and safety of azilsartan medoxomil in patients with AH 1-2 grade...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289784/high-blood-pressure-states-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-associate-accelerated-vascular-aging-with-a-higher-impact-in-females-arterial-properties
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S Curcio, V García-Espinosa, J M Castro, G Peluso, M Marotta, M Arana, P Chiesa, G Giachetto, D Bia, Yanina Zócalo
The aims of the study were to determine (1) whether the presence of High blood pressure (HBP) states in the youth associate a steeper rate of age-related change in arterial geometrical and wall properties with respect to subjects with no previous cardiovascular risk factor (CRF) exposure, (2) in which parameters and in what magnitude, and (3) the existence of a gender-related difference in the impact of this condition on arterial properties. 300 individuals (mean/range: 15/4-29 years; 133 females) were included...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288284/sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-attenuates-diet-induced-aortic-stiffening-independent-of-changes-in-body-composition
#10
Tyler Garner, An Ouyang, Adam J Berrones, Marilyn S Campbell, Bing Du, Bradley S Fleenor
We hypothesized a sweet potato intervention would prevent high fat diet-induced aortic stiffness, which would be associated with decreased arterial oxidative stress and increased mitochondrial uncoupling. Young (8-week old) C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: low fat (LF, 10% fat), high fat (HF, 60% fat), low fat sweet potato (LFSP, 10% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP), or high fat sweet potato diet (HFSP, 60% fat containing 260.3 ug/kcal SP) for 16 weeks. Compared to LF and LFSP, HF and HFSP fed mice had increased body mass and percent fat mass with lower percent lean mass (all, P<0...
March 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285118/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-vascular-stiffness-in-patients-bridged-to-transplant%C3%A2-with-continuous-flow-left%C3%A2-ventricular-assist-devices
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Amit C Patel, R Blair Dodson, William K Cornwell, Kendall S Hunter, Joseph C Cleveland, Andreas Brieke, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Amrut V Ambardekar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure aortic vascular stiffness from orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) patients exposed to varying types of flow as a result of the presence or absence of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support pre-OHT. BACKGROUND: The effects of continuous-flow LVADs (CF-LVADs) on vascular properties are unknown, but may contribute to the pathophysiology of CF-LVAD complications such as stroke, hypertension, and bleeding. METHODS: Echocardiograms were reviewed from 172 OHT patients immediately before LVAD and at 3 time points post-OHT: baseline, 6 months, and 1 year...
March 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281786/susceptiveness-of-vitamin-k-epoxide-reductase-complex-subunit-1-gene-polymorphism-in-essential-hypertension
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Didem Turgut Cosan, Huseyin Ugur Yazıcı, Emine Colak, Ahu Soyocak, Irfan Degirmenci, Hulyam Kurt, Alparslan Birdane, Ertugrul Colak, Hasan Veysi Gunes
BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension (EH) is defined as worldwide public health problem and one of the important risk factors for development of human coronary artery disease. Increased peripheral arterial resistance is one of the distinguishing characteristics of EH. The extracellular deposition of calcium in the arterial wall is defined as vascular calcification, which results in aortic stiffness and elevation of blood pressure. Regulation of vascular calcification is physiologically limited by γ-carboxylated proteins that regulate mineralization...
March 10, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275590/protocol-for-evaluating-the-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-to-predict-cardiovascular-events-in-japan-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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REVIEW
Toru Miyoshi, Hiroshi Ito, Shigeo Horinaka, Kohji Shirai, Jitsuo Higaki, Hajime Orimio
INTRODUCTION: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) was developed in Japan and is a blood pressure-independent index of arterial stiffness from the origin of the aorta to the ankle. In recent years, it has been studied by many researchers worldwide, and it is strongly anticipated that it will play a role as a predictive factor for arteriosclerotic diseases. The objective of this study was to examine the benefits of using CAVI as a predictor of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients...
January 2017: Pulse (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270208/aortic-length-measurements-for-pulse-wave-velocity-calculation-manual-2d-vs-automated-3d-centreline-extraction
#14
Arna van Engelen, Miguel Silva Vieira, Isma Rafiq, Marina Cecelja, Torben Schneider, Hubrecht de Bliek, C Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, Rene M Botnar, Jordi Alastruey
BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a biomarker for the intrinsic stiffness of the aortic wall, and has been shown to be predictive for cardiovascular events. It can be assessed using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) from the delay between phase-contrast flow waveforms at two or more locations in the aorta, and the distance on CMR images between those locations. This study aimed to investigate the impact of different distance measurement methods on PWV. We present and evaluate an algorithm for automated centreline tracking in 3D images, and compare PWV calculations using distances derived from 3D images to those obtained from a conventional 2D oblique-sagittal image of the aorta...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266345/arterial-stiffness-and-cognitive-function
#15
Laure Joly
Arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of morbidity (infarction, fatal stroke) and cardiovascular mortality, especially in elderly, hypertensive patients with pre-terminal renal insufficiency and in coronary disease patients. The gold standard of its measurement is the pulse wave velocity assessment. The important increase in arterial stiffness that occurs during midlife is associated with the occurrence of severe cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and also cognitive decline. The causal relationship between stiffening of the arterial tree and cognitive disorders has not yet been clearly established, however, many studies show a relationship between higher levels of aortic stiffness and poorer performance on cognitive memory tests...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264924/relations-of-arterial-stiffness-with-postural-change-in-mean-arterial-pressure-in-middle-aged-adults-the-framingham-heart-study
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Alyssa Torjesen, Leroy L Cooper, Jian Rong, Martin G Larson, Naomi M Hamburg, Daniel Levy, Emelia J Benjamin, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell
Impaired regulation of blood pressure on standing can lead to adverse outcomes, including falls, syncope, and disorientation. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) typically increases on standing; however, an insufficient increase or a decline in MAP on standing may result in decreased cerebral perfusion. Orthostatic hypotension has been reported in older people with increased arterial stiffness, whereas the association between orthostatic change in MAP and arterial stiffness in young- to middle-aged individuals has not been examined...
April 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256104/haemodynamic-influences-of-bisoprolol-in-hypertensive-middle-aged%C3%A2-men-a%C3%A2-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study
#17
Lauri Suojanen, Antti Haring, Antti Tikkakoski, Jenni K Koskela, Anna M Tahvanainen, Heini Huhtala, Mika Kähönen, Kalle Sipilä, Arttu Eräranta, Jukka T Mustonen, Kari Kivistö, Ilkka H Pörsti
Treatment with beta-blockers appears to show inferior reduction of central versus peripheral blood pressure. We aimed to examine simultaneous changes in central and peripheral blood pressure, vascular resistance, cardiac function and arterial stiffness during beta-blockade. Haemodynamics were investigated after 3 weeks of bisoprolol treatment (5 mg/d) in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over trial in never-treated 16 Caucasian males with grade I-II primary hypertension using continuous tonometric pulse wave analysis and whole-body impedance cardiography...
March 2, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254817/deficient-circumferential-growth-is-the-primary-determinant-of-aortic-obstruction-attributable-to-partial-elastin-deficiency
#18
Yang Jiao, Guangxin Li, Arina Korneva, Alexander W Caulk, Lingfeng Qin, Matthew R Bersi, Qingle Li, Wei Li, Robert P Mecham, Jay D Humphrey, George Tellides
OBJECTIVE: Williams syndrome is characterized by obstructive aortopathy attributable to heterozygous loss of ELN, the gene encoding elastin. Lesions are thought to result primarily from excessive smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and consequent medial expansion, although an initially smaller caliber and increased stiffness of the aorta may contribute to luminal narrowing. The relative contributions of such abnormalities to the obstructive phenotype had not been defined. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We quantified determinants of luminal stenosis in thoracic aortas of Eln(-/-) mice incompletely rescued by human ELN...
March 2, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253335/effects-of-age-associated-regional-changes-in-aortic-stiffness-on-human-hemodynamics-revealed-by-computational-modeling
#19
Federica Cuomo, Sara Roccabianca, Desmond Dillon-Murphy, Nan Xiao, Jay D Humphrey, C Alberto Figueroa
Although considered by many as the gold standard clinical measure of arterial stiffness, carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) averages material and geometric properties over a large portion of the central arterial tree. Given that such properties may evolve differentially as a function of region in cases of hypertension and aging, among other conditions, there is a need to evaluate the potential utility of cf-PWV as an early diagnostic of progressive vascular stiffening. In this paper, we introduce a data-driven fluid-solid-interaction computational model of the human aorta to simulate effects of aging-related changes in regional wall properties (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250414/relationships-between-urinary-electrolytes-excretion-and-central-hemodynamics-and-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients
#20
Weizhong Han, Xiao Han, Ningling Sun, Yunchao Chen, Shiliang Jiang, Min Li
High sodium intake plays an important role in the onset and exacerbation of hypertension. However, the relationships between urinary electrolytes excretion and central hemodynamics and between urinary electrolyte excretion and arterial stiffness are still the subject of debate. This study sought to clarify the associations of salt intake with central aortic pressure and arterial stiffness indicators. A total of 431 untreated hypertensive individuals were recruited into the study. Twenty-four-hour urinary samples were collected to measure the excretion of urinary electrolytes...
March 2, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
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