Enrico Agabiti-Rosei

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The 2003 European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension1 included 2 important novel recommendations: assessment of the total cardiovascular risk should be taken into account in the management of the hypertensive patient, and quantification of risk should include subclinical target organ(More)
Remodeling of the resistance arteries is a hallmark of arterial hypertension and predicts cardiovascular events, but it was unknown whether it could also predict the blood pressure response to adrenalectomy of patients with an aldosterone-producing adenoma. Therefore, we investigated the outcome of adrenalectomy as a function of vascular remodeling in the(More)
Left ventricular (LV) mass and geometry predict risk for cardiovascular events in hypertension. Regression of LV hypertrophy (LVH) may imply an important prognostic significance. The relation between changes in LV geometry during antihypertensive treatment and subsequent prognosis has not yet been determined. A total of 436 prospectively identified(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of a long-acting dihydropyridine (amlodipine) and a nondihydropyridine (verapamil) on autonomic function in patients with mild to moderate hypertension. A total of 145 patients with a diastolic blood pressure (BP) between 95 and 110 mm Hg received 8 weeks of verapamil sustained release (240 mg) and(More)
BACKGROUND In cross-sectional studies, ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) correlates more closely than clinic BP with the organ damage of hypertension. Whether ABP predicts development or regression of organ damage over time better than clinic BP, however, is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS In 206 essential hypertensive subjects with left ventricular(More)
Previous studies suggest that variants of the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) may differently affect functional responses to adrenergic stimulation, thereby possibly modulating cardiovascular and metabolic phenotypes. We examined the hypothesis that G/R16 and Q/E27 polymorphism of ADRB2, or their haplotypes, may modulate blood pressure, cardiovascular(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of two calcium antagonist drugs, verapamil (VER) and nifedipine (NIF), on blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), plasma catecholamines (pCA), renin (PRA), plasma aldosterone (pALD), and plasma volume (PV) in a group of patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. In 12 hypertensive(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of structural alterations in the microcirculation may be considered an important mechanism of organ damage; however, it is not currently known whether structural alterations of small arteries may predict fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred twenty-eight patients were included in the present(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce a new method, the smoothness index, for assessing the homogeneity of 24 h blood pressure reduction by antihypertensive treatment and to compare it with the trough : peak ratio; and to assess the ability of both indices to predict a reduction in the left ventricular mass index induced by treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 174(More)