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Metabolic syndrome and target organ damage in untreated essential hypertensives
Background The prevalence and the relationship between metabolic syndrome, and target organ damage (TOD) in essential hypertensive patients has not been fully explored to date. Objective ToExpand
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Prognostic value of 24-hour blood pressure variability
Objectives: Evaluation of the prognostic value of 24-h blood pressure averages and 24-h blood pressure variability. Design: After an initial thorough clinical and laboratory evaluation which includedExpand
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Prevalence of left-ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension: an updated review of echocardiographic studies
Left-ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a cardinal manifestation of hypertensive organ damage associated with an increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. We reviewed recent literature on the prevalence ofExpand
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Long-Term Control of Arterial Hypertension and Regression of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy With Treatment of Primary Aldosteronism
Primary aldosteronism (PA), a common cause of high blood pressure (BP), induces left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and an excess rate of cardiovascular events. Whether its treatment provides long-termExpand
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Left-ventricular hypertrophy and obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of echocardiographic studies
Aim: Left-ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a frequent complication in obese individuals; an updated review and meta-analysis focusing on this issue is lacking. Thus, we analysed the literature inExpand
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High prevalence of cardiac and extracardiac target organ damage in refractory hypertension
Objective Target organ damage (TOD) in chronically treated hypertensives is related to effective blood pressure (BP) control. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of cardiac andExpand
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White-coat hypertension, as defined by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and subclinical cardiac organ damage: a meta-analysis
Aim: The clinical and prognostic relevance of white-coat hypertension (WCH) has not been fully elucidated; in particular, the association of this blood pressure phenotype with suclinical organ damageExpand
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Comparative effects of candesartan and enalapril on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension: the candesartan assessment in the treatment of cardiac hypertrophy (CATCH)
Background A limited number of studies have evaluated the effect of angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIAs) on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in comparison with other antihypertensive drugs,Expand
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Comparison of cardiovascular, renal, and humoral effects of acute administration of two calcium channel blockers in normotensive and hypertensive subjects.
The acute effects of two calcium channel blockers, nifedipine and verapamil, were compared in eight normotensive subjects and eight patients with essential hypertension. Nifedipine 10 mg andExpand
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Cardiovascular target organ damage in essential hypertensives with or without reproducible nocturnal fall in blood pressure
Objective The clinical significance of classifying patients as dippers and non-dippers on the basis of a single period of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been questioned. The aim ofExpand
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