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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. Content type: Research article

    The cardiovascular disease risk was assessed in metabolically healthy obese (MHO) children, obese children with metabolic disorders (MUO), and to a control group of normal-weight children using carotid intima-...

    Authors: Giovanni Farello, Annarita Antenucci, Stefano Stagi, Chiara Mazzocchetti, Franco Ciocca and Alberto Verrotti

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:140

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    To explore the effects of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), which mimics sleep apnea syndrome, on the cardiac renin angiotensin system (RAS), and to investigate the cardiac protection of an angiotensin recep...

    Authors: Wanyu Wang, Ailing Song, Yiming Zeng, Xiaoyang Chen, Yixiang Zhang, Yonghong Shi, Yihua Lin and Wen Luo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:133

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    Evidences suggest that central hemodynamics indexes are independent predictors of future cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. Multiple factors have been pointed to have potential influence on central...

    Authors: Valeria Aparecida Costa-Hong, Henrique Cotchi Simbo Muela, Thiago Andrade Macedo, Allan Robson Kluser Sales and Luiz Aparecido Bortolotto

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:123

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The skeletal muscle mass-to-visceral fat area ratio (SVR) has been linked to arterial stiffness in non-diabetic adults. We examined the association between the SVR and arterial stiffness in patients with type ...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Xiaoyan Pan, Haili Liang, Yi Lin, Yilian Hong, Qiya Si, Feixia Shen and Xuejiang Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:89

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Increased arterial stiffness (iAS) and microalbuminuria (MAU), which may occur simultaneously or separately in the general population and share similar risk factors, are markers of macro- and microvascular inj...

    Authors: Rujia Miao, Liuxin Wu, Ping Ni, Yue Zeng and Zhiheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:83

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To compare the reproducibility in total cholesterol (TC), systolic blood pressure (BP), and the resulting Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) obtained by an in-office cardio-preventive screening progra...

    Authors: Sabina Ulbricht, Stefan Gross, Eva Brammen, Franziska Weymar, Ulrich John, Christian Meyer and Marcus Dörr

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:84

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Due to a relative lack of outpatient heart failure (HF) clinical registries, we aimed to describe symptoms, signs, and medication treatment among ambulatory patients with heart failure (HF) over time.

    Authors: Larry A. Allen, Fengming Tang, Philip Jones, Tracie Breeding, Angelo Ponirakis and Stuart J. Turner

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:80

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of supervised physical activity programs in cardiac rehabilitation have been amply demonstrated, but the quantity of physical activity often declines quickly once supervision ends. This trial asse...

    Authors: Marion Fournier, Rémi Radel, Laurent Bailly, Christian Pradier, Roxane Fabre, Alain Fuch, Philippe Mossé, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Jocelyn Gal and Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:77

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Centenarians refer to a special group who have outlived most of their fellows. Body shape and abdominal obesity have been identified as cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Our study aimed to evaluate th...

    Authors: Qiao Zhu, Xiao-Bing Wang, Yao Yao, Chao-Xue Ning, Xiao-Ping Chen, Fu-Xin Luan and Ya-Li Zhao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:73

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The present study sought to explore the relationship of common cardiovascular disease risk factors and noncoding RNAs with essential hypertension (EH).

    Authors: Shiying Chen, Rong Chen, Tingxing Zhang, Shaowei Lin, Zhou Chen, Bi Zhao, Huangyuan Li and Siying Wu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:58

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  11. Content type: Research article

    High salt intake increases blood pressure (BP) and hypertension risk. This study aimed to examine association of urinary sodium excretion with BP and hypertension correlates among Cameroonian pygmies under hun...

    Authors: Daniel Lemogoum, William Ngatchou, Claude Bika Lele, Cecile Okalla, Marc Leeman, Jean-Paul Degaute and Philippe van de Borne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:49

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Antioxidants have shown great promise in stroke prevention. Diarylheptanoids (also known as diphenylheptanoids) are a small class of plant secondary metabolites that possess antioxidant activity greater than t...

    Authors: Cong Lan, Xinjian Chen, Yuxun Zhang, Wei Wang, Wei Eric Wang, Yukai Liu, Yue Cai, Hongmei Ren, Shuo Zheng, Lin Zhou and Chunyu Zeng

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:43

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is an emerging cardio-metabolic risk factor and has been shown to correlate with adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcome; however the underlying pathophysiology of this link is not ...

    Authors: Shaween Al-Talabany, Ify Mordi, J. Graeme Houston, Helen M. Colhoun, Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Shona Z. Matthew, Helen C. Looker, Daniel Levin, Jill J. F. Belch, Fiona Dove, Faisel Khan and Chim C. Lang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:31

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Inconsistent conclusions have been reported for the genetic relationship between CYP4F2 (Cytochrome P450 Family 4 Subfamily F Member 2) polymorphisms and the susceptibility to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular d...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Kuiying Yu and Xuhua Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOI), classified as purine-like (allopurinol and oxypurinol) and non-purine (febuxostat and topiroxostat) XOI, present antioxidant properties by reducing the production of reactive...

    Authors: Markus Bredemeier, Lediane Moreira Lopes, Matheus Augusto Eisenreich, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Rui d’Avila, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Fernando da Silva Stein and Guilherme Gomes Dias Campos

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:24

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The rate of blood pressure (BP) control in adult hypertensive patients is poor and the reasons for poor control of BP pressure are not fully understood globally. This study aimed to assess the rate and factors...

    Authors: Saeed M. Omar, Osama Elnour, Gamal K. Adam, Osman E. Osman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:26

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  17. Content type: Debate

    National estimates of ‘heart age’ by government health organisations in the US, UK and China show most people have an older heart age than current age. While most heart age calculators are promoted as a commun...

    Authors: Carissa Bonner, Katy Bell, Jesse Jansen, Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Jenny Doust and Kirsten McCaffery

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:19

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Heart rate (HR) is a prognostic marker that is increasingly used as a therapeutic target in patients with cardiovascular disease. The association between resting and mean HR remains unclear. We therefore set o...

    Authors: Marlena V. Habal, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Peter C. Austin, Cassandra Freitas, Christopher Labos and Douglas S. Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:17

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disease was characterised by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), myocardial fibrosis, fiber disarray. The short-axis systolic function is important in left ventri...

    Authors: Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Yi-Fei Rui, Li Fan, Chang Liu and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis of hypertension in children is complex because based on normative values by sex, age and height, and these values vary depending on the environment. Available BP references used, because of the a...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kiyana Muyumba, Dophra Ngoy Nkulu, Clarence Kaut Mukeng, Jacques Mbaz Musung, Placide Kambola Kakoma, Christian Ngama Kakisingi, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Françoise Kaj Malonga, Justin Kalungwe Kizonde, Olivier Mukuku and Weili Yan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2018 18:9

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