Enrico Agabiti Rosei

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Authors/Task Force Members: Giuseppe Mancia (Chairperson) (Italy)*, Robert Fagard (Chairperson) (Belgium)*, Krzysztof Narkiewicz (Section co-ordinator) (Poland), Josep Redon (Section co-ordinator) (Spain), Alberto Zanchetti (Section co-ordinator) (Italy), Michael Böhm (Germany), Thierry Christiaens (Belgium), Renata Cifkova (Czech Republic), Guy De Backer(More)
OBJECTIVE The time course of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in the vasculature of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) is still unclear. Moreover, no data are presently available about the possible inter-relationships between apoptosis and vascular remodelling. The aim of this study was to investigate the mesenteric small resistance arteries and large(More)
BACKGROUND It is not presently known whether non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is associated with the presence of structural alterations in small arteries or whether the combination of hypertension and NIDDM may have an additive effect on endothelial dysfunction. Therefore, we investigated subcutaneous small arteries in 12 normotensive(More)
BACKGROUND As a consequence of the increasing application of ultrasound (US) technology, the detection of asymptomatic nonpalpable thyroid nodules has generally increased. The aim of our study was to assess if the anteroposterior and transverse diameter ratio of nonpalpable thyroid nodules (A/T) > or = 1 could be a sonographic criterion for recommending(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether the carotid intima-media thickness can be influenced by antihypertensive treatment and whether some antihypertensive agents, such as calcium antagonists, may have a greater effect on this parameter than others, such as diuretics. The present paper reports the principal results of the ultrasound substudy of the randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial hypertension is frequently associated with the presence of endothelial dysfunction in human subcutaneous small resistance arteries, as evaluated by responses to acetylcholine or bradykinin; however it is not known whether patients with diabetes mellitus show similar alterations. Therefore, we have investigated endothelial function in(More)
BACKGROUND Blood pressure (BP) control is reported to be poor in hypertensive patients worldwide. OBJECTIVE BP levels, the rate of BP control, prevalence of risk factors and total cardiovascular risk were assessed in a large cohort of hypertensive patients, derived from recent surveys performed in Italy. METHODS Fifteen studies on hypertension,(More)
BACKGROUND. In hypertensive patients, endothelial dysfunction is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Calcium-channel antagonists can reverse impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation in different vascular districts, while conflicting results are found in the brachial artery. Aim. To investigate the effect of barnidipine in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate left ventricular (LV) anatomy and function in patients with Cushing's syndrome. BACKGROUND A high prevalence of LV hypertrophy and concentric remodeling has been reported in Cushing's syndrome, although no data have been reported on LV systolic and diastolic function. METHODS Forty-two consecutive patients(More)