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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445206/independent-effects-of-blood-pressure-and-parathyroid-hormone-on-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-in-untreated-chinese-patients
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Yi-Bang Cheng, Li-Hua Li, Qian-Hui Guo, Fei-Ka Li, Qi-Fang Huang, Chang-Sheng Sheng, Ji-Guang Wang, Jan A Staessen, Yan Li
OBJECTIVE: Whether or not calcium-regulating hormones stiffen arteries independent of blood pressure (BP) is uncertain. We investigated the independent associations of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) with 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D], parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 24-h ambulatory BP in untreated Chinese patients. METHODS: Consecutive untreated patients referred for ambulatory BP monitoring were recruited. PWV was measured with a high-fidelity micromanometer and the SphygmoCor software (AtCor Medical, West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441698/ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-and-its-role-in-assessing-arterial-stiffness-in-dialysis-patients
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Wenjin Liu, Jiajun Zhou, Jianping Chen, Meijuan Meng, Xiurong Li, Chaoqing Gao, Jianmei Zhou, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a parameter derived from ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) readings. It is calculated as 1 minus the linear slope of DBP on SBP. We tested its value in assessing arterial stiffness in dialysis patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data from a cohort study. A total of 344 patients on maintenance hemodialysis from six tertiary hospitals were included. All patients underwent ABP monitoring and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) measurement...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438305/cardiovascular-response-to-recreational-hockey-in-middle-aged-men
#3
Zack A Goodman, Scott G Thomas, Robert C Wald, Jack M Goodman
The present study examined the hemodynamic response to recreational pick-up hockey relative to maximal exercise testing in middle-aged men. A total of 23 men with a mean age of 53 ± 7 years were studied. Graded exercise testing on a cycle ergometer determined maximal oxygen consumption, blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR). Ambulatory BP and Holter electrocardiographic monitoring was performed during one of their weekly hockey games (mean duration = 45 ± 7.2 minutes): for "On-Ice" responses (PLAY; data recorded while standing immediately after a shift; 8...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429850/association-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-arterial-stiffness-and-nondipping-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Raimundo Jenner, Fernanda Fatureto-Borges, Valéria Costa-Hong, Heno F Lopes, Sandra H Teixeira, Elias Marum, Dante A M Giorgi, Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo, Luiz A Bortolotto, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Eduardo M Krieger, Luciano F Drager
Whether sex influences the association of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension is unknown. In this study, 95 hypertensive participants underwent carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiogram, and polysomnography after a 30-day standardized treatment with hydrochlorothiazide plus enalapril or losartan. OSA was present in 52 patients. Compared with non-OSA patients, pulse wave velocity values were higher in the OSA group (men: 11...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428231/thresholds-for-ambulatory-blood-pressure-among-african-americans-in-the-jackson-heart-study
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Joseph E Ravenell, Daichi Shimbo, John N Booth, Daniel F Sarpong, Charles Agyemang, Danielle L Beatty Moody, Marwah Abdalla, Tanya M Spruill, Amanda J Shallcross, Adam P Bress, Paul Muntner, Gbenga Ogedegbe
Background -Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) is the reference standard for out-of-clinic BP measurement. Thresholds for identifying ambulatory hypertension (daytime systolic BP [SBP]/diastolic BP [DBP] ≥ 135/85 mmHg, 24-hour SBP/DBP ≥ 130/80 mmHg, and nighttime SBP/DBP ≥ 120/70 mmHg) have been derived from European, Asian and South American populations. We determined BP thresholds for ambulatory hypertension in a US population-based sample of African Americans. Methods -We analyzed data from the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), a population-based cohort study comprised exclusively of African-American adults (n=5,306)...
April 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422891/relationship-and-associated-mechanisms-between-ambulatory-blood-pressure-and-clinic-blood-pressure-with-prevalent-cardiovascular-disease-in-diabetic-hypertensive-patients
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Zirui Hao, Guiping Li, Yue Sun, Yan Liu
The present study was to compare the association between ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and clinic BP (CBP) with prevalent cardiovascular diseases (CVD); and the underlying mechanism would also be investigated concurrently.Diabetic hypertensive patients were enrolled and divided into 2 groups based on presence of CVD. Twenty-four hour-ABP monitoring was performed and between-group differences were evaluated and logistic regression analysis was conducted.A total of 568 diabetic hypertensive patients were enrolled, and the mean age was 60...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415128/p1270effects-of-blood-pressure-variability-on-layer-specific-longitudinal-strain-in-hypertension
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W-C Tsai, W-H Lee, Y-W Liu
Background: Our previous study showed sub-epicardial longitudinal strain (EpiLS) was an independent prognostic factor for worse outcome in regular treated hypertension but not global longitudinal strain (GLS) and sub-endocardial longitudinal strain (EndLS). Increased blood pressure variability (BPV) has been found associated with target organ damage in hypertension. However, effects of BPV on layer-specific longitudinal strain have not been well studied. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different blood pressure parameters on layer-specific longitudinal strain in hypertension...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413966/the-clinical-problems-of-hypertension-treatment-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Charalampos N Loutradis, Costas Tsioufis, Pantelis A Sarafidis
Hypertension (HT) is present in more than 80% of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Elevated blood pressure (BP) in hemodialysis patients is associated with cardiovascular events and mortality only when BP is recorded with home or ambulatory monitoring, since pre- and post-dialysis measurements are not valid estimates of BP levels during the inter-dialytic interval. Sodium and water overload is the most important of several mechanisms involved in HT development in HD. In this context, non-pharmacologic measures to ensure water and sodium balance by achieving patient dry weight and decreasing daily sodium intake, through modification of sodium level in the diet or in dialysis dialysate, are fundamental for HT control...
April 14, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406083/ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-blood-pressure-variability-and-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dip-in-children-with-iga-and-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-nephropathy%C3%A2
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Barbara Jerszow, Paweł Ruszczykowski, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
AIM: Evaluation of mean blood pressure values, ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), pulse pressure (PP), blood pressure variability (BPV), and circadian blood pressure rhythm using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children with IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein nephropathy (IgAN/HSN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 48 children (29 with IgAN, 19 with HSN) aged 14.04 ± 3.76 years, we evaluated retrospectively 24-hour systolic and diastolic BP (24hSBP, 24hDBP), AASI, PP, systolic and diastolic BPV, and nocturnal BP dip by ABPM, body mass index (BMI) Z-score, medications, and biochemical parameters...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396934/clinical-impact-of-stent-implantation-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-with-associated-hypoplasia-of-the-transverse-aortic-arch
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W H Lu, Chun-Po Steve Fan, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Kyong-Jin Lee, Cedric Manlhiot, Lee Benson
The aim of this study was to explore the clinical impact of transverse aortic arch hypoplasia (TAH) after stent implementation for isthmal coarctation of the aorta (CoA). From a retrospective chart review, 51 children (median age 11.1 years) were identified who had TAH and a CoA stent implanted between 10/1995 and 4/2015. Arm-leg cuff blood pressure measurements, echocardiographic arch imaging, and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, prior to and after stent implantation, were reviewed. At catheterization, peak systolic gradients across the CoA's were 25 mmHg before and 4 mmHg after stent implantation...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394772/obstructive-sleep-apnea-increases-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertensive-patients
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Jing Shi, Jingyan Piao, Bin Liu, Yujiao Pan, Yongtai Gong, Xianzhu Deng, Weiyan Sun, Shuang Lu, Yue Li
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as the most common secondary contributing factor for the development and worsening of hypertension. However, the underlying relationships between blood pressure variability (BPV) and OSA are still not very clear. Therefore, we investigated the influences of OSA on BPV in hypertensive patients and explored the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was carried out and polysomnography was performed to detect sleep apnea...
April 7, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387894/the-natural-history-of-prehypertension-a-20-year-follow-up
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G Pannarale, C Moroni, M C Acconcia, G Pannitteri, G Truscelli, L Valente, P Gentile, F Lopreiato, R Licitra, M Tancredi, P E Puddu, M L Troccoli, P Cardelli, F Barillà, C Gaudio
OBJECTIVE: According to the JNC7 report, prehypertension category includes subjects with systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mmHg that would be at risk for developing hypertension and its untoward sequelae as myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular disease. Moreover, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring made it possible to detect subjects with masked hypertension, who are at risk of greater target organ damage than those with normal ambulatory or home blood pressure...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387058/impact-of-empagliflozin-on-blood-pressure-in-dipper-and-non-dipper-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-hypertension
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Robert Chilton, Ilkka Tikkanen, Uwe Hehnke, Hans J Woerle, Odd Erik Johansen
In the EMPA-REG BP® trial, empagliflozin significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP) versus placebo at week 12 in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension. In a post-hoc analysis, we assessed the effect of empagliflozin on SBP and DBP using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring in patients categorized as dippers (sleep-time mean SBP ≤90% of awake-time mean; n = 417) or non-dippers (sleep-time mean SBP >90% of awake-time mean; n = 350). In dippers, adjusted mean (SE) changes from baseline in mean 24-hour SBP (mmHg) at week 12 were -0...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383188/can-auscultatory-blood-pressure-normative-values-be-used-for-evaluation-of-oscillometric-blood-pressure-in-children
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Terezie Šuláková, Astrida Šuláková, Jiří Strnadel, Jan Pavlíček, Barbora Obermannová, Janusz Feber
The aim of the study was to analyze whether auscultatory normative values (Fourth Task Force [4TF]) can be applied to blood pressure (BP) obtained by oscillometric devices. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of oscillometric office BP and ambulatory BP monitoring in 229 children (116 boys), median age 15.31 years. Office systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) values were converted into Z scores using 4TF and oscillometric (German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescent [KiGGS]) reference values...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382567/evaluating-risk-factors-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Jeffrey D Lebensburger, Gary R Cutter, Thomas H Howard, Paul Muntner, Daniel I Feig
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an increased prevalence of nephropathy and mortality from chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: We evaluated the association of hyperuricemia and nocturnal hypertension with lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using cystatin-C in patients aged 10-21 years with the HbSS or HbSB0 form of the disease during a non-acute clinic visit. eGFR and uric acid measurements were obtained in 83 and 81 participants, respectively, and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was performed in 44 participants...
April 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382080/association-between-interleukin-18-level-and-left-ventricular-mass-index-in-hypertensive-patients
#16
Süleyman ÖZzbïçer, Zekiye Melek Uluçam
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In clinical trials, hypertensive patients tend to have higher interleukin-18 (IL-18) concentrations than normotensive groups, but the relationship between IL-18 and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), which is a marker of end-organ damage, is not well studied. We aimed to investigate the relationship between IL-18 and LVH in apparently healthy subjects free of clinically significant atherosclerotic disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 198 subjects (102 women and 96 men) between May 2006 and March 2007, who were free of cardiovascular or immune diseases, but were suspected to have hypertension...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381875/masked-uncontrolled-hypertension-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
#17
Wenjin Liu, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Xiurong Li, Jianmei Zhou, Chaoqing Gao, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
Masked uncontrolled hypertension (MUCH) has been proven to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk in the general population. We performed the current analysis to determine its prevalence in dialysis patients and its association with pulse wave velocity (PWV). From 368 participants of another cohort study, we selected 145 subjects with controlled predialysis blood pressure (BP). All subjects underwent ambulatory BP monitoring and PWV measurement. MUCH was defined as controlled predialysis BP with daytime BP⩾135/85 mm Hg (definition-1); total ambulatory BP⩾130/80 mm Hg (definition-2); and either daytime BP⩾135/85 mm Hg or nighttime BP⩾120/70 mm Hg (definition-3)...
April 6, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381468/blood-pressure-and-arterial-stiffness-in-kenyan-adolescents-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia
#18
Anthony O Etyang, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Sailoki Kapesa, Esther Muthumbi, Emily Odipo, Marylene Wamukoya, Nicholas Ngomi, Tilahun Haregu, Catherine Kyobutungi, Metrine Tendwa, Johnstone Makale, Alex Macharia, J Kennedy Cruickshank, Liam Smeeth, J Anthony G Scott, Thomas N Williams
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have discovered that α-globin is expressed in blood vessel walls where it plays a role in regulating vascular tone. We tested the hypothesis that blood pressure (BP) might differ between normal individuals and those with α(+)thalassemia, in whom the production of α-globin is reduced. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study was conducted in Nairobi, Kenya, among 938 adolescents aged 11 to 17 years. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring and arterial stiffness measurements were performed using an arteriograph device...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381465/associations-of-blood-pressure-dipping-patterns-with-left-ventricular-mass-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-blacks-the-jackson-heart-study
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Marwah Abdalla, Melissa C Caughey, Rikki M Tanner, John N Booth, Keith M Diaz, D Edmund Anstey, Mario Sims, Joseph Ravenell, Paul Muntner, Anthony J Viera, Daichi Shimbo
BACKGROUND: Abnormal diurnal blood pressure (BP), including nondipping patterns, assessed using ambulatory BP monitoring, have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk among white and Asian adults. We examined the associations of BP dipping patterns (dipping, nondipping, and reverse dipping) with cardiovascular target organ damage (left ventricular mass index and left ventricular hypertrophy), among participants from the Jackson Heart Study, an exclusively black population-based cohort...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379823/diagnosing-hypertension-in-primary-care-clinics-according-to-current-guidelines
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Sarah Woolsey, Brittany Brown, Brenda Ralls, Michael Friedrichs, Barry Stults
PURPOSE: This descriptive study examines hypertension diagnostic practices in Utah primary care clinics relative to the 2015 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for the accurate diagnosis of hypertension. We assessed clinic procedures in place to facilitate accurate in-office and out-of-office blood pressure (BP) measurement. METHODS: An online questionnaire was administered to 321 primary care clinics. We compared current clinic BP measurement practices with the USPTF recommendations and assessed the level of adherence to the recommendations by level of clinic integration with a hospital...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
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