DIFFERENTIAL CONTROL OF SYSTOLIC AND DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE: RESULTS

A total of 185 patients—including 65 men and 120 women—formed the study group. The mean age ± SD of the population was 57.7±10.0 years (men, 57.4±10.9; women, 57.8±9.5). Thirty-nine patients (21.1%), 96 patients (51.9%), and 50 patients (27.0%) belonged to the age groups of 35-49 years, 50-64 years, and >65 years old, respectively.

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DIFFERENTIAL CONTROL OF SYSTOLIC AND DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE

INTRODUCTION A strong positive and continuous correlation exists between systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and the risk of cardiovascular tablet and renal diseases. However, this risk appears to be higher for SBP than DBP. Despite the advances in understanding the pathophysiology of hypertension and the benefits of pharmacologic therapy in reducing this…

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African Americans with high-normal blood pressure: Possible Explanations for G894T

Possible Explanations for G894T Genotype Effects Existing data in certain models of hypertension have shown that a relative or absolute defect in the production of NO by NOS is associated with various degrees of end-organ involvement in response to hemodynamic workload. Since NO may participate in the hypertrophic growth of the myocardium independently of its…

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African Americans with high-normal blood pressure: DISCUSSION

G894T Genotype Influences LVM in Borderline Hypertension High-normal Blood Pressure was used as a model of borderline hypertension to examine the early influences of both BP and the G894T polymorphic variant of the eNOS gene on echocardiographically determined LVM. We found an increase in LVM in individuals who have high-normal BP and carry the 894T…

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