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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 ...
Inflammation as possible mediator for the relationship between lung and artirial function
Introduction Reduced lung function is associated with a risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. This association may be due to chronic inflammation which is often present in those with reduced lung ...
Pulse pressure amplification and its relationship with age in young, apparently healthy black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Pulse pressure amplification (PPA), i.e. the amplification from central arteries to the periphery, is inversely related to arterial stiffness, organ damage and mortality. It is known that arterial stiffness is ...
Serum calcium revisited: associations with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and cardiovascular reactivity in Africans
Sub-Saharan Africans face an increasing burden of hypertension. Although controversial, recent experimental evidence strongly suggests that serum calcium contributes to elevated blood pressure through increased vascular ...
Aldosterone and renin in relation to surrogate measures of sympathetic activity: the SABPA study
(Clinics Cardive Publishing, 2019)
Introduction: Hypertension, particularly in black populations, is often accompanied by augmented sympathetic nervous system activity and suppressed renin activity, indicative of possible blood pressure (BP) dysregulation. ...