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Efficacy of a new patented proprietary combination of natural nutraceuticals (PN) containing natural hypolipidemic as red yeast, policosanol and berberine was tested in a large study on dyslipidemic patients in clinical practice. A parallel, controlled, randomized, multicenter study was designed. After 2 weeks on a stable dietary regimen, the patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate blood pressure (BP) control could be due to incorrect management of hypertensives caused by the lack of interaction between general practitioners (GP) and hypertension specialists. OBJECTIVES To test the effectiveness on BP and total cardiovascular risk (TCVR) control of an internet-based digital network connecting specialists and(More)
OBJECTIVE Incidence of type 2 diabetes might be associated with preexisting hypertension. There is no information on whether incident diabetes is predicted by blood pressure control. We evaluated the hazard of diabetes in relation to blood pressure control in treated hypertensive patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Nondiabetic, otherwise healthy,(More)
Left ventricular (LV) mass (LVM) is the most important information requested in hypertensive patients referred for echocardiography. However, LV function also predicts cardiovascular (CV) risk independent of LVM. There is no evidence that addition of LV function significantly improves model prediction of CV risk compared with LVM alone. Thus, composite(More)
BACKGROUND Blood pressure control is disappointingly suboptimal in populations. Whether metabolic abnormalities influence blood pressure control is unclear. We evaluated the relationship between metabolic risk factors and blood pressure control in a large population of patients with hypertension. METHODS From our Hypertension Centre, 4551 subjects (43.4%(More)
OBJECTIVES Although blood pressure is considered the major determinant of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension, genetic variability is increasingly being considered among the factors influencing this complication. beta(2)-Adrenergic receptors (beta(2)ARs) are up-regulated in hypertension and largely polymorphic within the human population. Recently,(More)
OBJECTIVES The relation between aortic root dimension (ARD) and measures of arterial stiffness is uncertain. Accordingly, we studied the relation between ARD and an estimate of arterial stiffness in 12 392 hypertensive patients (age 53 ± 12 years, 43% women) free of prevalent cardiovascular disease and with ejection fraction at least 50%, from the Campania(More)
OBJECTIVES In 2010, the Dallas Heart Study proposed an upgrade of the left ventricular geometric classification proposed in 1991, by using left ventricular mass combined with end diastolic volumes, and introducing the new categories of dilated left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). We adopted the new method to test the prognostic impact of the left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Myocardial mechano-energetic efficiency (MEE) can be easily approximated by the ratio of stroke work [i.e. SBP times stroke volume (SV)] to a rough estimate of energy consumption, the 'double product' [SBP times heart rate (HR)], which can be simplified as SV/HR. We evaluated whether MEE is associated with adverse prognosis in(More)
Little is known about the potential progression of hypertensive patients towards isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) and about the phenotypes associated with the development of this condition. Aim of this study was to detect predictors of evolution towards ISH in patients with initial systolic-diastolic hypertension. We selected 7801 hypertensive patients(More)