Giuseppe Pannarale

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1. It is known that acute exercise is often followed by a reduction in arterial blood pressure. Little is known about the time course of the recovery of the blood pressure or the influence of the intensity of the exercise on this response. Controversy exists, in particular, concerning the changes in peripheral resistance that occur during this period. 2.(More)
1. Blood pressure, cardiac function and forearm blood flow following voluntary maximal upright bicycle exercise were studied in thirteen normal volunteers in a cross-over design against a control day. 2. After exercise there was a short-lived (5-10 min) increase in systolic blood pressure, peak aortic blood velocity and aortic acceleration suggesting a(More)
Among 1657 children and adolescents aged 6 to 14 years (787, 47% girls and 870, 53% boys) from primary and secondary schools in a 14-town Southern Italian community, HDL cholesterol (54 ± 15 mg/dl), triglycerides (61 ± 29 mg/dl), blood glucose (78 ± 10 mg/dl), systolic (101 ± 11 mm Hg) and diastolic (62 ± 10 mm Hg) blood pressures, waist circumference (WC)(More)
UNLABELLED This study aims to investigate prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular risk factor clustering in children and adolescents attending a lipid clinic as well as the relationship of their hypertensive status with indicators of fat distribution and parental fat distribution and blood pressure (BP). In this cross-sectional primary prevention(More)
The aim of this study was to comparatively assess the effects of irbesartan and amlodipine monotherapies on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in patients with mild to moderate untreated hypertension and echocardiographically determined left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Sixty hypertensive patients (35 men, 25 women; mean age, 52.8 years +/- 12.6) with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the alarm reaction when hypertensive patients either receiving or not receiving drug therapy have their blood pressure measured (the so-called "White coat effect"). A group of 64 patients (38 males and 26 females, mean age 52 +/- 11 years, OMS stage I-II) was studied. Twenty-three patients were not receiving(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic impact of masked hypertension is not yet completely clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of masked hypertension in subjects with prehypertension. METHODS The occurrence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events was evaluated in 591 subjects with prehypertension defined as clinic blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of hospitalization and mortality in many industrialized countries. We analysed the diagnostic accuracy of multi-detector row spiral computed tomography (MDCT) in determining mid- to high-grade coronary artery stenoses (> 50%). METHODS Sixty-nine patients with suspected CAD were referred to(More)
The haemodynamic changes during 4 h following maximal upright bicycle exercise were evaluated in six normals in a randomized controlled crossover design. Total peripheral resistance was reduced to 2 h (-6.7 mmHg min l-1, P < 0.05); exercising and non-exercising vascular beds were vasodilated for 2 h (-24.1 and -23.8 mmHg min ml-1 100 ml-1 tissue,(More)
A 68-year-old woman came to our observation with a clinical history of isolated systolic hypertension poorly controlled by the combination of ramipril 5 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg o.d. The ECG showed sinus rhythm with heart rate of 68 beats per minute and signs of left ventricular hypertrophy without strain. Further investigation included an(More)