Hypertension and cardiovascular risk

Section edited by Christian Ott

This section concerns all aspects of hypertension and peripheral vascular disease including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology. This section also considers articles concerning patients at high cardiovascular risk, including but not limited to patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

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  1. Research article

    Low adiponectin is associated with diastolic dysfunction in women: a cross-sectional study from the Tromsø Study

    Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is closely associated with diastolic dysfunction and related to obesity and female sex. We investigated whether adiponectin, an adipocyte-secreted protein hormone...

    Jon V. Norvik, Henrik Schirmer, Kirsti Ytrehus, Trond G. Jenssen, Svetlana N. Zykova, Anne E. Eggen, Bjørn O. Eriksen and Marit D. Solbu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:79

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Cardiorenal Anemia Syndrome and Survival among Heart Failure Patients in Tanzania: A Prospective Cohort Study

    Cardiorenal anemia syndrome (CRAS) is an evolving global epidemic associated with increased morbimortality and cost of care. The management of patients with CRAS remains a challenging undertaking worldwide and...

    Pedro Pallangyo, Francis Fredrick, Smita Bhalia, Paulina Nicholaus, Peter Kisenge, Benjamin Mtinangi, Mohamed Janabi and Stephen Humphrey

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:59

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Telemonitoring and/or self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension (TASMINH4): protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Self-monitoring of hypertension is associated with lower systolic blood pressure (SBP). However, evidence for the use of self-monitoring to titrate antihypertensive medication by physicians is equivocal. Furth...

    Marloes Franssen, Andrew Farmer, Sabrina Grant, Sheila Greenfield, Carl Heneghan, Richard Hobbs, James Hodgkinson, Susan Jowett, Jonathan Mant, Una Martin, Siobhan Milner, Mark Monahan, Emma Ogburn, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Claire Schwartz, Ly-Mee Yu…

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:58

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Measurement of blood pressure for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in different ethnic groups: one size fits all

    Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and prevalence varies by ethnic group. The diagnosis and management of blood pressure are informed by guidelines largely based on data from white ...

    Paramjit Gill, M. Sayeed Haque, Una Martin, Jonathan Mant, Mohammed A. Mohammed, Gurdip Heer, Amanpreet Johal, Ramandeep Kaur, Claire Schwartz, Sally Wood, Sheila M. Greenfield and Richard J. McManus

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:55

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  5. Research article

    The association between periodontal disease and the risk of myocardial infarction: a pooled analysis of observational studies

    Several meta-analyses have indicated that periodontal disease (PD) are related to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, the association between PD and myocardial infarction (MI) remains controversial. Here ...

    Shuai Xu, Mingbao Song, Yu Xiong, Xi Liu, Yongming He and Zhexue Qin

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:50

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Team-based care for improving hypertension management among outpatients (TBC-HTA): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

    Blood pressure (BP) is poorly controlled among a large proportion of hypertensive outpatients. Innovative models of care are therefore needed to improve BP control. The Team-Based Care for improving Hypertensi...

    Valérie Santschi, Grégoire Wuerzner, Arnaud Chiolero, Bernard Burnand, Philippe Schaller, Lyne Cloutier, Gilles Paradis and Michel Burnier

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:39

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Carotid arterial wall inflammation in peripheral artery disease is augmented by type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

    Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at increased risk of secondary events, which is exaggerated in the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is associated with a systemic pro-inflammator...

    Sophie J. Bernelot Moens, Robert M. Stoekenbroek, Fleur M. van der Valk, Simone L. Verweij, Mark J. W. Koelemay, Hein J. Verberne, Max Nieuwdorp and Erik S. G. Stroes

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:237

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Effects of lifestyle intervention using patient-centered cognitive behavioral therapy among patients with cardio-metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled trial

    Cardio-metabolic syndrome (CMS) is a highly prevalent condition. There is an urgent need to identify effective and integrated multi-disciplinary approaches that can reduce risk factors for CMS.

    Ying Zhang, Songli Mei, Rui Yang, Ling Chen, Hang Gao and Li Li

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:227

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and metabolic syndrome in general population: the APAC study

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is correlated with arterial stiffness and can be evaluated by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). We investigated potential associations between MetS and baPWV in a Chinese co...

    Anxin Wang, Zhaoping Su, Xiaoxue Liu, Yuling Yang, Shuohua Chen, Suzhen Wang, Yanxia Luo, Xiuhua Guo, Xingquan Zhao and Shouling Wu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:228

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  10. Research article

    Trimetazidine attenuates pressure overload-induced early cardiac energy dysfunction via regulation of neuropeptide Y system in a rat model of abdominal aortic constriction

    Metabolism remodeling has been recognized as an early event following cardiac pressure overload. However, its temporal association with ventricular hypertrophy has not been confirmed. Moreover, whether trimeta...

    Ailan Chen, Wanglin Li, Xinyu Chen, Yuechun Shen, Wenjun Dai, Qi Dong, Xinchun Li, Caiwen Ou and Minsheng Chen

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:225

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  11. Research article

    The relationship between sodium excretion and blood pressure, urine albumin, central retinal arteriolar equivalent

    Many studies showed an association between dietary salt intake, blood pressure and increased CVD risk. The potential reason may be related to vascular structural and functional changes, through alterations in ...

    Feng Huang, Peng Yu, Yin Yuan, Qiaowei Li, Fan Lin, Zhonghai Gao, Falin Chen and Pengli Zhu

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:194

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  12. Research article

    Changes in selected metabolic parameters in patients over 65 receiving hydrochlorothiazide plus amiloride, atenolol or placebo in the MRC elderly trial

    Treatment of hypertension reduces incidence of stroke, myocardial infarction and heart failure perhaps partly by controlling different metabolic parameters. There is limited information regarding the changes i...

    Damian J. Damian, Roseanne McNamee and Matthew Carr

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:188

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  13. Study protocol

    SMARTphone-based, early cardiac REHABilitation in patients with acute coronary syndromes [SMART-REHAB Trial]: a randomized controlled trial protocol

    There are well-documented treatment gaps in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and no clear guidelines to assist early physical activity after acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Smartphone technology ...

    Matias B. Yudi, David J. Clark, David Tsang, Michael Jelinek, Katie Kalten, Subodh Joshi, Khoa Phan, Arthur Nasis, John Amerena, Sandeep Arunothayaraj, Chris Reid and Omar Farouque

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:170

    Published on: 5 September 2016

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