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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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

    Ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) is related to a low cardiovascular disease risk profile. This study aimed to investigate CVH metrics with both the biomarkers and markers of subclinical impairments of cardiov...

    Authors: Ya-Qin Wang, Chang-Fa Wang, Ling Zhu, Hong Yuan, Liu-Xin Wu and Zhi-Heng Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:269

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Of the estimated 10–11 year life expectancy gap between Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and non-Indigenous Australians, approximately one quarter is attributable to cardiovascular dis...

    Authors: Marc G. W. Rémond, Simon Stewart, Melinda J. Carrington, Thomas H. Marwick, Bronwyn A. Kingwell, Peter Meikle, Darren O’Brien, Nathaniel S. Marshall and Graeme P. Maguire

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:228

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) by treatment recommendations on prevention of atherosclerotic CVD remain to be evaluated. The objectives were to assess treatment gap for low density lipoprotein cho...

    Authors: Gunilla Journath, Kristina Hambraeus, Emil Hagström, Billie Pettersson and Mickael Löthgren

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:224

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Data regarding the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among hypertensive patients in Ethiopia is very scarce, and the nature and the burden of MetS among these patients has not been well investigated. The...

    Authors: Agete Tadewos, Tariku Egeno and Antenah Amsalu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:218

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Electrocardiogram (ECG) is commonly used clinically due to convenience, but its accuracy is insufficient for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) diagnosis. In this study, we attempted to improve diagnostic accu...

    Authors: Nan Lu, Jin-Xiu Zhu, Pei-Xuan Yang and Xue-Rui Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:217

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic large vessel vasculitis involving the aorta and its primary branches. As the disease progresses, the active inflammation of large vessels leads to dilation, narrowing and ...

    Authors: H. M. M. T. B. Herath, S. P. Pahalagamage, D. Withana and Sunethra Senanayake

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:201

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Despite the increased risk for pulmonary hypertension in children with Down syndrome, the response to treatment with targeted therapies for pulmonary hypertension in these patients is not well characterized. The

    Authors: Maurice Beghetti, Andrzej Rudzinski and Min Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:177

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The meta-analysis was aimed to evaluate the effects of AMPD1 gene C34T polymorphism on cardiac function indexes, blood pressure and prognosis in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

    Authors: Ai-Fang Feng, Zhong-Hui Liu, Shu-Long Zhou, Shi-Yuan Zhao, Yan-Xin Zhu and Huai-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:174

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Immuno-inflammation plays a major role in the process of hypertension. We aimed to evaluate the association between inflammatory markers, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), red cell distribution width (RDW)...

    Authors: Xiaonan Sun, Leiming Luo, Xiaoqian Zhao, Ping Ye and Ruixue Du

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:167

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The benefit of statin on the management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Chinese patients in primary care is not clear nor fully implemented in clinical practice. This study aimed to evaluate and quant...

    Authors: Colman Siu Cheung Fung, Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Anca Ka Chun Chan and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:166

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Atherogenic dyslipidemia is associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes, yet markers of this condition are often ignored in clinical practice. Here, we address a clear evidence gap by assessing the prevalence...

    Authors: Julian P. Halcox, José R. Banegas, Carine Roy, Jean Dallongeville, Guy De Backer, Eliseo Guallar, Joep Perk, David Hajage, Karin M. Henriksson and Claudio Borghi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:160

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have determined that dehydration is an independent predictor of outcome after ischemic stroke (IS); however, none have determined if the use of thrombolytic therapy modifies the negative impact of...

    Authors: Fei-Fan Wu, Yen-Chu Hung, Y. H. Tsai, Jen-Tsung Yang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chia-Wei Liow, Jiann-Der Lee, Chung-Jen Lin, Tsung-I Peng and Leng-Chieh Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:154

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Diet is an important contributor to risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and integral in management and delaying progression. Little is known however about whether increased CVD risk or established CVD has any...

    Authors: Jolene Thomas, Lily Chan, Amanda Wray, Jacqueline Miller, Kaye Mehta, Alison Yaxley, Kacie Dickinson, Louisa Matwiejczyk, Kathryn Jackson and Michelle Miller

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:146

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To estimate the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of arterial hypertension among adult inhabitants of Krasnoyarsk Krai using the data from Russian multicenter epidemiological study ESSE-RF (Epidemio...

    Authors: I. P. Artyukhov, Yu. I. Grinshtein, M. M. Petrova, V. V. Shabalin and R. R. Ruf

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:138

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  15. Content type: Review

    Arterial hypertension is the commonest cause of cardiovascular death. It may lead to hypertensive heart disease (HHD), including heart failure (HF), ischemic heart disease (IHD) and left ventricular hypertroph...

    Authors: Sophie Mavrogeni, Vasiliki Katsi, Vasiliki Vartela, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou and Athanasios Manolis

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:132

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Intervention of diabetes care education with regular laboratory check-up in outpatient visits showed long-term benefits to reduce the risk of macrovascular complications among people with type 2 diabetes. Howe...

    Authors: Yun-Ju Lai, Hsiao-Yun Hu, Ya-Ling Lee, Po-Wen Ku, Yung-Feng Yen and Dachen Chu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:130

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  17. Content type: Research article

    About 10–15% patients who take statins experience skeletal muscle problems. Red yeast rice has a good safety profile could provide a compromise therapeutic strategy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to eva...

    Authors: Yangjing Xue, Luyuan Tao, Shaoze Wu, Guoqiang Wang, Lu Qian, Jiwu Li, Lianming Liao, Jifei Tang and Kangting Ji

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:127

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Blockers of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and the voltage gated calcium channel 1.2 (CaV1.2) are commonly used for treatment of hypertension. Yet there is little information about the effect of physiologi...

    Authors: Kristoffer Bernhem, Kalaiselvan Krishnan, Alexander Bondar, Hjalmar Brismar, Anita Aperia and Lena Scott

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:126

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) and aortic PWV measured using MRI (MRI-PWV) show good correlation, but with a significant and consistent bias across studies. The aim of the current study was to ev...

    Authors: Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Faisel Khan, Deirdre B Cassidy, Arsh Thakur, Jennifer Summersgill, Shona Z Matthew, Fiona Adams, Fiona Dove, Stephen J Gandy, Helen M Colhoun, Jill JF Belch and J Graeme Houston

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:118

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