Jayne Na Ajuluchukwu

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OBJECTIVES Hypertension continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the situation is worse in Blacks. Treatment has proved to be beneficial, but control has remained abysmal. Night-time chronotherapy is producing better control and outcome, but has only largely been tried in the West. This work attempts to see what benefits would(More)
The effects of hypertension on resting and reflex cardiovascular function were investigated in this study.  Blood pressure, heart rate and electrocardiogram were recorded in male and female control subjects and hypertensive Nigerian patients.  Blood pressure was measured, using the sphygmomanometer/auscultatory method.  Heart rate was determined from(More)
Radiotherapy is also increasingly being used in the treatment and management of breast cancer and lung cancer; these conditions often require irradiation of the chest area and structures close to the heart. Acute and long-term alterations in biological function have been reported in many cases of radiation exposure, which may be for medicinal, industrial or(More)
OBJECTIVES Night-time chronotherapy in antihypertensive drugs has been shown to produce better blood pressure control and protect from cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To date, this has been proven for several drug classes excluding thiazides diuretics. Given the peculiar response of blood pressure to thiazides in black people we sought to determine(More)
BACKGROUND The use of exercise training in the management of individuals with chronic heart failure has not been widely accepted by health care providers especially in Sub-Saharan Africa because of the possibility that the failing hearts may have a negative response to the increased workload and stress of exercise. OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate(More)
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