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Hypertension and cardiovascular risk

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. Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity and is associated with cardiovascular disease via contributory processes such as endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and thrombosis. Cigarette ...

    Authors: Emma Bishop, Eugenia H Theophilus and Ian M Fearon

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:75

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Hypertension is one of the key factors causing cardiovascular diseases which make up the most frequent cause of death in industrialised nations. However about 60% of hypertensive patients in Germany treated wi...

    Authors: Iris Tinsel, Anika Buchholz, Werner Vach, Achim Siegel, Thorsten Dürk, Andreas Loh, Angela Buchholz, Wilhelm Niebling and Karl-Georg Fischer

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:73

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. An increasing number of authors employing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and virtual histology (VH-IVUS) have investigated the effect of statin use on plaque volume (PV) and plaque composition. However, incon...

    Authors: Jinwei Tian, Xia Gu, Yanli Sun, Xiang Ban, Yun Xiao, Sining Hu and Bo Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:70

    Content type: Research article

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  4. p21-activated kinase (PAK) has been implicated in the inflammatory activation of endothelial cells by disturbed fluid shear stress, which is the initiating stimulus in atherosclerosis. The study addresses whet...

    Authors: K A Jhaveri, P Debnath, J Chernoff, J Sanders and M A Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:55

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The present study was designed to evaluate the relationship between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and arterial stiffness according to sex in patients with arterial hypertension.

    Authors: Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Jose I Recio-Rodríguez, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Leticia Gomez-Sanchez, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez, Marta Gomez-Sanchez, Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino and Luis Garcia-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:37

    Content type: Research article

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