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Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers in low resource settings: the PURE study
(Wolters Kluwer, 2014)
Background: Despite criticism of self-reported alcohol intake, it is a valuable tool to screen for alcohol abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to compare various self-reported estimates of alcohol ...
The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge of cardiovascular disease in African men in the North–West Province
Background: South Africa has an established high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly amongst urban African communities. However, it was unknown whether African men's CVD knowledge was associated with ...
A biomarker of tissue damage, lactate dehydrogenase, is associated with fibulin-1 and oxidative stress in blacks: the SAfrEIC study
(Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016)
Context: Extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling and oxidative stress is present in hypertension and associated arterial stiffness, but little is known on the physiological link among lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), fibulin-1, ...
Alcohol intake, hypertension development and mortality in black South Africans
(Sage Publishing, 2016)
Background: Excessive alcohol intake is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and predicts cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We determined which alcohol marker (self-reported alcohol intake, gamma-glutamy ...
Early vascular aging in the HIV infected: is arterial stiffness assessment the ideal tool?
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income ...
Left ventricular mass independently associates with 24-hour sodium excretion in young masked hypertensive adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Due to the known contribution of excess sodium intake on elevations in blood pressure, salt reduction regulations are being introduced in countries all over the world. To study the contribution of sodium intake ...
Indirect implications of COVID-19 prevention strategies on non-communicable diseases: an opinion paper of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in subjects living in or emigrating from low resource settings
Background After its outbreak in China, the novel COronaVIrus Disease 19 is spreading across the globe. It is an emergency the world has never seen before. Main text The attention of health systems is mainly focused ...