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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 103)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 264)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)

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American Journal of Hypertension
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.322
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 28  
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ISSN (Print) 0895-7061 - ISSN (Online) 1941-7225
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  • Genomic Determinants of Hypertension With a Focus on Metabolomics and the
           Gut Microbiome
    • Authors: Louca P; Menni C, Padmanabhan S.
      Pages: 473 - 481
      Abstract: AbstractEpidemiologic and genomic studies have progressively improved our understanding of the causation of hypertension and the complex relationship with diet and environment. The majority of Mendelian forms of syndromic hypotension and hypertension (HTN) have all been linked to mutations in genes whose encoded proteins regulate salt–water balance in the kidney, supporting the primacy of the kidneys in blood pressure regulation. There are more than 1,477 single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with blood pressure and hypertension and the challenge is establishing a causal role for these variants. Hypertension is a complex multifactorial phenotype and it is likely to be influenced by multiple factors including interactions between diet and lifestyle factors, microbiome, and epigenetics. Given the finite genetic variability that is possible in humans, it is likely that incremental gains from single marker analyses have now plateaued and a greater leap in our understanding of the genetic basis of disease will come from integration of other omics and the interacting environmental factors. In this review, we focus on emerging results from the microbiome and metabolomics and discuss how leveraging these findings may facilitate a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between genomics, diet, and microbial ecology in humans in the causation of essential hypertension.
      PubDate: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa022
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Is the Brain an Early or Late Component of Essential Hypertension'
    • Authors: Jennings J; Muldoon M, Sved A.
      Pages: 482 - 490
      Abstract: AbstractThe brain’s relationship to essential hypertension is primarily understood to be that of an end-organ, damaged late in life by stroke or dementia. Emerging evidence, however, shows that heightened blood pressure (BP) early in life and prior to traditionally defined hypertension, relates to altered brain structure, cerebrovascular function, and cognitive processing. Deficits in cognitive function, cerebral blood flow responsivity, volumes of brain areas, and white matter integrity all relate to increased but prehypertensive levels of BP. Such relationships may be observed as early as childhood. In this review, we consider the basis of these relationships by examining the emergence of putative causative factors for hypertension that would impact or involve brain function/structure, e.g., sympathetic nervous system activation and related endocrine and inflammatory activation. Currently, however, available evidence is not sufficient to fully explain the specific pattern of brain deficits related to heightened BP. Despite this uncertainty, the evidence reviewed suggests the value that early intervention may have, not only for reducing BP, but also for maintaining brain function.
      PubDate: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa038
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Is Preeclampsia a Profibrotic Condition'
    • Authors: Buckalew V.
      Pages: 491 - 492
      Abstract: A comprehensive pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is difficult to synthesize due to the large number of disordered biological systems and its heterogeneity of clinical manifestations.1 Indeed, current opinion suggests that different clusters of disordered systems can converge to produce the characteristic triad of clinical manifestations; hypertension, proteinuria, and fetal abnormalities. The situation is clouded further by clinical trials designed to reduce or block the effects of single disordered systems that have been ambiguous or unsuccessful.1
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa033
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Prognostic Role of Circadian Blood Pressure Pattern in Octogenarians. Is
           the Evidence Solid Enough for a Paradigm Shift'
    • Authors: Pucci G; Vaudo G, Parati G.
      Pages: 493 - 495
      Abstract: In recent years, the importance of out-of-office blood pressure (BP) monitoring has been acknowledged by international guidelines as an important complementary tool to office BP measurement either to diagnose hypertension, to refine the assessment of cardiovascular (CV) risk associated with BP levels, and to evaluate the daily life coverage by antihypertensive treatment.1 Because of the robust association between adverse CV prognosis and the ability to yield a number of clinically useful BP parameters, such as average 24-hour BP, daytime, and particularly nighttime values, ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) is currently regarded as the reference methodology for out-of-office BP measurement.2
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa048
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Determining Early Remodeling Patterns in Diabetes and Hypertension Using
           Cardiac Computed Tomography: The Feasibility of Assessing Early LV
           Geometric Changes
    • Authors: Walpot J; Inácio J, Massalha S, et al.
      Pages: 496 - 504
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDThere is conflicting data on early left ventricle (LV) remodeling in diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN). This study examines the feasibility of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to detect early LV geometric changes in patients with DM and HTN.METHODSConsecutive patients (n = 5,992) who underwent prospective electrocardiography (ECG)-triggered (mid-diastolic) CCTA were screened. Patients with known structural heart disease or known LV dysfunction were excluded. Left ventricular mass (LVM), left ventricular mid-diastolic volume (LVMDV), and LV concentricity (LVM/LVMDV) were measured and indexed to body surface area.RESULTSA total of 4,283 patients were analyzed (mean age 57 ± 10.69 years, female 46.7%). DM, HTN, and HTN + DM were present in 4.1%, 35.8% and 10.6% of patients, respectively. Compared to normal patients, HTN and HTN + DM patients had increased LVM indexed to body surface area (LVMi) (56.87 ± 17.24, 59.26 ± 13.62, and 58.56 ± 13.09, respectively; P < 0.05). There was no difference in LVMi between normal subjects and patients with DM (56.39 ± 11.50, P = 0.617).Concentricity indices were higher in patient with HTN (1.0456 ± 0.417; P < 0.001), DM (1.109 ± 0.638; P = 0.004), and HTN + DM (1.083 ± 0.311, P < 0.001) than normal individuals (0.9671 ± 0.361). There was no overlap of the 95% confidence intervals in the composite of concentricity indices and LVMi between the different groups.CONCLUSIONSCCTA measures of LVM and concentricity index may discriminate patients with HTN and DM before overt structural heart disease.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa002
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Circulating let-7g-5p and miR-191-5p Are Independent Predictors of Chronic
           Kidney Disease in Hypertensive Patients
    • Authors: Berillo O; Huo K, Fraulob-Aquino J, et al.
      Pages: 505 - 513
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDHypertension (HTN) is associated with target organ damage such as cardiac, vascular, and kidney injury. Several studies have investigated circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) as biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, but few have examined them as biomarker of target organ damage in HTN. We aimed to identify circulating miRNAs that could serve as biomarkers of HTN-induced target organ damage using an unbiased approach.METHODS AND RESULTSFifteen normotensive subjects, 16 patients with HTN, 15 with HTN associated with other features of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and 16 with HTN or chronic kidney disease (CKD) were studied. Circulating RNA extracted from platelet-poor plasma was used for small RNA sequencing. Differentially expressed (DE) genes were identified with a threshold of false discovery rate <0.1. DE miRNAs were identified uniquely associated with HTN, MetS, or CKD. However, only 2 downregulated DE miRNAs (let-7g-5p and miR-191-5p) could be validated by reverse transcription-quantitative PCR. Let-7g-5p was associated with large vessel stiffening, miR-191-5p with MetS, and both miRNAs with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and neutrophil and lymphocyte fraction or number and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio. Using the whole population, stepwise multiple linear regression generated a model showing that let-7g-5p, miR-191-5p, and urinary albumin/creatinine ratio predicted eGFR with an adjusted R2 of 0.46 (P = 8.5e−7).CONCLUSIONSWe identified decreased circulating let-7g-5p and miR-191-5p as independent biomarkers of CKD among patients with HTN, which could have pathophysiological and therapeutic implications.
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa031
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Prognostic Value of a Riser Pattern of Nighttime Blood Pressure in Very
           Elderly Adults of ≥80 Years: A General Practice-Based Prospective SEARCH
    • Authors: Fujiwara T; Hoshide S, Kanegae H, et al.
      Pages: 520 - 527
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDWe examined our hypothesis that participants with higher mean nighttime blood pressure (BP) levels and/or those with a riser BP pattern, both measured by ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM), would show higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared to those with normal nighttime BP levels or a normal dipper BP pattern of circadian BP rhythm, even in very elderly participants in a general practice population.METHODSThis prospective observational study enrolled 485 very elderly outpatients of ≥80 years (mean age: 83.2 ± 3.3 years; 44.7% male; 89.3% using antihypertensive medications). The prevalences of extreme dipper, dipper, nondipper, and riser status were 15.5%, 38.6%, 32.2%, and 13.8%, respectively.RESULTSDuring a mean follow-up of 3.9 years (1,734 person-years), 41 CVD events occurred. The participants with a riser pattern (higher nighttime systolic BP [SBP] than daytime SBP) showed a significantly higher risk for CVD events with adjustment for covariates: hazard ratio (HR), 2.61; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.03–6.62. Even after adjusting for covariates and mean nighttime SBP level, the CVD risks in participants with a riser pattern remained significant: HR, 3.11; 95% CI, 1.10–8.88. On the other hand, all BP variables showed no significant risks for CVD events. In addition, when we divided study participants into quartiles by their ambulatory BP levels, none of the ambulatory BP variables showed a J- or U-shaped relationship with CVD event risk.CONCLUSIONSIn very elderly general practice outpatients, a riser BP pattern was significantly associated with CVD events independently of mean nighttime BP.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpz197
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Serious Adverse Events Cluster in Participants Experiencing the Primary
           Composite Cardiovascular Endpoint: A Post Hoc Analysis of the SPRINT Trial
    • Authors: Botchway A; Buhnerkempe M, Prakash V, et al.
      Pages: 528 - 533
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDIntensively treated participants in the SPRINT study experienced fewer primary cardiovascular composite study endpoints (CVD events) and lower mortality, although 38% of participants experienced a serious adverse event (SAE). The relationship of SAEs with CVD events is unknown.METHODSCVD events were defined as either myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, decompensated heart failure, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes. Cox models were utilized to understand the occurrence of SAEs with CVD events according to baseline atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk.RESULTSSAEs occurred in 96% of those experiencing a CVD event but only in 34% (P < 0.001) of those not experiencing a CVD event. Occurrence of SAEs monotonically increased across the range of baseline ASCVD risk being approximately twice as great in the highest compared with the lowest risk category. SAE occurrence was strongly associated with ASCVD risk but was similar within risk groups across treatment arms. In adjusted Cox models, experiencing a CVD event was the strongest predictor of SAEs in all risk groups. By the end of year 1, the hazard ratios for the low, middle, and high ASCVD risk tertiles, and baseline clinical CVD group were 2.56 (95% CI = 1.39–4.71); 2.52 (1.63–3.89); 3.61 (2.79–4.68); 1.86 (1.37–2.54), respectively—a trend observed in subsequent years until study end. Intensive treatment independently predicted SAEs only in the second ASVCD risk tertile.CONCLUSIONSThe occurrence of SAEs is multifactorial and mostly related to prerandomization patient characteristics, most prominently ASCVD risk, which, in turn, relates to in-study CVD events.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa010
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Association Between Use of Preoperative Antihypertensive Medication and
           90-Day Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study
    • Authors: Im C; Oh T, Song I.
      Pages: 534 - 542
      Abstract: AbstractBackgroundThis study aimed to determine whether use of preoperative antihypertensive medication is associated with postoperative 90-day mortality in the hypertensive adult population that underwent elective noncardiac surgery.MethodsIn this retrospective cohort study, medical records of preoperative hypertensive patients who underwent noncardiac surgery at a single tertiary academic hospital from 2012 to 2018 were reviewed. Among the hypertensive patients, those prescribed to take antihypertensive medication continuously for more than 1 month before admission were defined as the HTN MED group; others were defined as the non-HTN MED group. Multiple imputation, propensity score (PS) matching, and logistic regression analysis were used for statistical analysis.ResultsOverall, 35,589 preoperative hypertensive adult patients (HTN MED group: 26,154 patients, non-HTN MED group: 9,435 patients) were included in the analysis. After PS matching, each group comprised 6,205 patients; thus, 12,410 patients were included in the final analysis. The odds for 90-day mortality of the HTN MED group in the PS-matched cohort were 41% lower (odds ratio: 0.59, 95% confidence interval: 0.41–0.85; P = 0.005) than those of the non-HTN MED group. Comparable results were obtained in the multivariable logistic regression analysis of the entire cohort (odds ratio: 0.54, 95% confidence interval: 0.41–0.72; P < 0.001).ConclusionsThis study showed that the use of preoperative antihypertensive medication was associated with lower 90-day mortality among hypertensive patients who underwent noncardiac surgery. Therefore, preoperative screening and treatment with appropriate antihypertensive medication are important for hypertensive patients.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa012
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Poor Awareness of Hypertension in France: The CONSTANCES Population-Based
    • Authors: Fenech G; Vallée A, Cherfan M, et al.
      Pages: 543 - 551
      Abstract: AbstractOBJECTIVESWe aimed to assess the hypertension (HTN) awareness and associated factors in France.METHODSWe conducted a cross-sectional analysis using data from the CONSTANCES population-based cohort involving 87,808 volunteer participants included between 2012 and 2018. HTN was defined as average blood pressure (BP) over 140/90 or use of BP medication, awareness as self-reported HTN. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to identify the associated factors.RESULTSOverall, 27,160 hypertensive participants (men = 16,569) above 18 years old were analyzed. Hypertension awareness rate was 37.5%. In the multivariable regression model, awareness was predicted by female gender, age, prior cardiovascular disease (CVD), presence of diabetes mellitus (DM), presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), level of education, and obesity or overweight. Older participants (P < 0.001), females (P < 0.001), participants with comorbidities (P < 0.001), were more likely to be aware when compared with younger participants, males and participants without comorbidities, respectively. The unawareness among participants without cardiometabolic factors (CMF, i.e., CVD, DM, CKD) was higher than participants with CMF (67% vs. 41%, respectively, P < 0.001). Moreover, some differences appeared in both genders in the association between awareness of HTN and health and lifestyle factors.CONCLUSIONOur findings show that HTN awareness is low. Particular attention should be given to young men without comorbidities as these characteristics were predictors of poor awareness. Immediate action is required to improve HTN awareness in France.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa018
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Incidence of Prehypertension and Hypertension in Rural India, 2012–2018:
           A Sex-Stratified Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study
    • Authors: Rai R; Kumar C, Singh P, et al.
      Pages: 552 - 562
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDIndia is home to the largest number of hypertensive individuals, and factors responsible for the incidence of hypertension are poorly understood. This study examines predictors of transition to different stages of hypertension—incidence of hypertension, incidence of prehypertension, and incidence of prehypertension to hypertension.METHODSPopulation-based survey data from the Birbhum Population Project, located in West Bengal, India were used. A cohort of 8,977 individuals (male: 3,934, female: 5,043), participated in the 2012–13 survey, and were followed up for resurvey in 2017–18. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC 7) guidelines were followed to define hypertension. Bivariate and multivariate Poisson regression analyses were conducted to attain the study objective.RESULTSThe incidence of hypertension, prehypertension among males (7.9% and 45.3%, respectively) is higher than that among females (5.9% and 32.7%, respectively). However, the incidence of prehypertension to hypertension is lower among males (23.6%) than among females (33.6%). Among both sexes, with age, the incidence of hypertension, and incidence of prehypertension to hypertension appeared to increase, whereas incidence of prehypertension among females increased with age. Findings indicate a diverse gradient of socioeconomic, behavioral, and anthropometric characteristics influencing the incidence of different stages of hypertension.CONCLUSIONSWith a focus on females and the richest individuals, this study proposes that an appropriate intervention be designed in keeping with the socioeconomic, behavioral gradient of incidence of different stages of hypertension. The role of anthropometric indicators in hypertension is proposed to be further studied for better population-based screening.
      PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa034
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • The Effects of Mat Pilates Training on Vascular Function and Body Fatness
           in Obese Young Women With Elevated Blood Pressure
    • Authors: Wong A; Figueroa A, Fischer S, et al.
      Pages: 563 - 569
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDEffective nonpharmacological interventions targeting the enhancement of vascular function and decline of body fatness (BF) in obese individuals are indispensable for the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular events in young adults. Mat Pilates training (MPT) has gained significant popularity worldwide, yet its effects on vascular function and body composition are understudied. We examined the effects of MPT on vascular function and BF in young obese women with elevated blood pressure (BP).METHODSTwenty-eight young obese women with elevated BP were randomized to an MPT (n = 14) or a nonexercising control (CON, n = 14) group for 12 weeks. Systemic arterial stiffness (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV)), brachial and aortic BP, wave reflection (augmentation index (AIx)), plasma nitric oxide (NO) levels, and BF percentage (BF%) were assessed before and after 12 weeks.RESULTSMPT significantly reduced (P ˂ 0.05) baPWV (−0.7 ± 0.2 m/s), AIx (−4 ± 1%), brachial systolic BP (−5 ± 1 mm Hg), aortic systolic BP (−6 ± 1 mm Hg), and BF% (−2 ± 1%), while significantly increasing plasma NO (6 ± 2 µM) (P ˂ 0.05) compared with CON. MPT improved systemic arterial stiffness, aortic BP, wave reflection, circulating plasma NO, and BF% in young obese women with elevated BP.CONCLUSIONSMPT may be an effective intervention for the improvement of vascular function and BF in young obese women with elevated BP, a population at risk for hypertension and early vascular complications.CLINICAL TRIALS REGISTRATIONTrial Number NCT03907384.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa026
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Impact of Percutaneous Revascularization on Left Ventricular Mass and Its
           Relationship to Outcome in Hypertensive Patients With Renal Artery
    • Authors: Iwashima Y; Fukuda T, Horio T, et al.
      Pages: 570 - 580
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDWe investigated the effects of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty on left ventricular (LV) mass, and the impact of LV mass reduction on outcomes.METHODSA total of 144 hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS) (mean age 69 years; 22.2% fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)) who underwent angioplasty were included. Echocardiography was performed at baseline and after 1 year, and patients were thereafter followed up for a median of 5.6 years for primary composite outcomes.RESULTSIn both the FMD and atherosclerotic stenosis (ARAS) groups, LV mass decreased after angioplasty, but the decrease in LV mass index (−15.4 ± 18.3% vs. −0.8 ± 27.8%, P < 0.01) as well as the regression rate of LV hypertrophy was greater in FMD. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated that FMD (odds ratio (OR) 2.94, P < 0.01), severe RAS (≥90%) (OR 2.94, P < 0.05), and higher LV mass index at baseline (OR 2.94 for 1 SD increase, P < 0.001) were independent predictors of LV mass index decrease of at least 20%. The primary composite outcomes occurred in 45 patients (31.3%). In FMD, lower LV mass index after 1 year (hazard ratio 2.81 for 1 SD increase, P < 0.05) or regression of LV mass (hazard ratio 0.75 for 5% decrease, P = 0.054) showed a tendency to be associated with better outcomes; however, these associations were not found in ARAS.CONCLUSIONSHypertensive patients with ARAS have less regression of LV mass in response to angioplasty than those with FMD, and LV mass regression is less useful as a surrogate marker of outcomes especially in ARAS.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa036
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Correlation Between Blood Pressure Variability and Plasma
           Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone Levels in Patients With Essential
           Hypertension at Different Ages
    • Authors: Fan C; Zhao H, Tian D, et al.
      Pages: 581 - 581
      Abstract: AbstractBackgroundTo study the correlation between blood pressure variability (BPV) and plasma renin activity (PRA), angiotensin II (AngII), aldosterone levels in patients with essential hypertension.MethodsA total of 300 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension were analyzed retrospectively. The subjects were divided into 3 age groups: 100 patients aged 18–44 years (young group), 110 patients aged 45–64 years (middle-aged group), and 90 patients aged over 65 years (elderly group). PRA, AngII, and aldosterone levels were assessed. Blood pressure (BP) was measured by 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring. The relationships between BP variability and the PRA, AngII, aldosterone levels were compared among the 3 groups.ResultsSupine and upright PRA and aldosterone levels were significantly higher in the young group than those in the middle-aged and elderly groups. The coefficient of variation (CV) of 24-hour systolic (24hSBPCV), diastolic BP (24hDBPCV), CV of daytime systolic (dSBPCV), diastolic (dDBPCV), and nighttime systolic BP (nSBPCV) in the elderly group was higher than those in the young group and the middle-aged group (all P < 0.05). Spearman correlation analysis showed that in the young and middle-aged groups, BPV was significantly correlated with the levels of PRA, AngII, and aldosterone (all P < 0.05). In the elderly group however, only 24hDBPCV, nDBPCV, and nSBPCV were correlated with AngII and aldosterone levels (all P < 0.05).ConclusionsBPV is correlated with plasma renin–angiotensin–aldosterone levels in young and middle-aged patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa039
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Bioinformatic Analysis of Gene Expression Profile in Plasma of
           Hypertensive Patients
    • Authors: Li Y; Xu H, Hu J, et al.
      Pages: 581 - 581
      Abstract: AbstractBackgroundTo analyze expression profiles of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) in patients with essential hypertension (EH) and normotensive adults.MethodsThe gene chip dataset GSE76845, which was generated from 5 plasma samples from patients with EH and 5 normotensives, was downloaded from the National Biotechnology Information Center Public Data Platform. Each sample (total RNA) was pooled from the total RNA of 3 age- and gender-matched subjects (EH patients or healthy controls). A ClusterProfiler package including gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) was used to identify differentially expressed genes. The target microRNA and mRNA were predicted by microcode, microDB, microTarBase, and TargetScan databases. Finally, a competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNA) regulatory network was constructed.ResultsCompared with the healthy control adults, 191 differential lncRNAs (90 upregulated and 101 downregulated) and 1,187 differential mRNAs (533 upregulated and 654 downregulated) were identified in EH patients. GSEA analysis showed that 17 pathways, including ubiquinone and terpenoid-quinone biosynthesis, parathyroid hormone synthesis secretion and action, fatty acid metabolism, and steroid hormone biosynthesis are involved in hypertension. A ceRNA network consisting of 150 nodes and 488 interactive pairs was constructed.ConclusionslncRNA and mRNA profile analysis provides new insight into molecular mechanisms of EH pathogenesis and potential targets for therapeutic interventions.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa040
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2020)
  • Antibody against Na/K-ATPase Inhibitor Lowers Blood Pressure and Increases
           Vascular Fli1 in Experimental Preeclampsia
    • Authors: Agalakova N; Reznik V, Nadei O, et al.
      Pages: 514 - 519
      Abstract: AbstractBACKGROUNDPrevious studies implicated cardiotonic steroids, including Na/K-ATPase inhibitor marinobufagenin (MBG), in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). We demonstrated that MBG induces fibrosis via mechanism involving inhibition of Fli1, a nuclear transcription factor and a negative regulator of collagen-1 synthesis. We hypothesized that PE blockade of increased MBG with antibody would lessen the fibrosis of umbilical arteries and lower the blood pressure in rats with PE.METHODSWe tested 36 pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats in which 12 were made hypertensive by 1.8% Na supplementation (days 6–19 of gestation), 12 pregnant rats served controls. At day 19, PE rats received one intraperitoneal injection of polyclonal anti-MBG-4 antibody (0.5 ug/ml) for 4 hours.RESULTSPE was associated with higher blood pressure (117 ± 2 vs. 107 ± 2 mm Hg; P < 0.01), plasma MBG levels (1.54 ± 0.34 vs. 0.49 ± 0.11 nmol/L; P < 0.01), protein excretion (26 vs. 12 mg/24 hours), sFlt-1 (3-fold), decrease in Fli1 (7-fold) and increase in collagen-1 in aorta (4-fold) vs. control rats (all P < 0.01). In 12 rats treated with polyclonal anti-MBG-4 antibody blood pressure dropped (93 ± 3 mm Hg) and Fli1 was decreased much less (2-fold; P < 0.01 vs. nontreated rats).CONCLUSIONSThese results demonstrate that in experimental PE elevated MBG level is implicated in umbilical fibrosis via suppression of Fli1.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpz180
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 6 (2019)
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