Eliana Giuffrè

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We evaluated relationships among two circulating molecular forms of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP32 and NT-proBNP), severity of hypertension (HTN), and cardiac hypertrophy in subjects with mild, moderate, and severe HTN. We prospectively studied 78 patients (43 males; mean age 51.4 +/- 11 yr) with essential HTN and 28 age- and sex-matched controls. BNP32(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with end-stage renal disease pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been widely assessed, but its behavior in mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been less investigated. We evaluated PWV in mild to moderate CKD. METHODS We studied 31 patients with grade II-IV CKD. Aortic PWV (aPWV), aortic and upper limb augmentation index,(More)
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