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Left ventricular mass and body size in normotensive children and adults: assessment of allometric relations and impact of overweight.
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the most appropriate method to normalize left ventricular mass for body size. BACKGROUND Left ventricular mass has been normalized for body weight,Expand
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Serum Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Mortality: The NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, 1971-1992
ContextAlthough many epidemiological studies have suggested that increased serum uric acid levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, this relationship remains uncertain.ObjectiveToExpand
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Standardization of M-mode echocardiographic left ventricular anatomic measurements.
To improve standardization of echocardiographic left ventricular anatomic measurements, echographic left ventricular dimensions and mass were related to body size indexes, sex, age and bloodExpand
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Original Papers. Success and Predictors of Blood Pressure Control in Diverse North American Settings: The Antihypertensive and Lipid‐Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT)
Context. Blood pressure control (<140/90 mm Hg) rates for hypertension fall far short of the US national goal of 50% or more. Achievable control rates in varied practice settings and geographicExpand
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Assessment of left ventricular function by the midwall fractional shortening/end-systolic stress relation in human hypertension.
OBJECTIVES This study examined left ventricular performance in relatively unselected hypertensive patients by use of physiologically appropriate midwall shortening/end-systolic stress relations. Expand
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Health outcomes associated with various antihypertensive therapies used as first-line agents: a network meta-analysis.
CONTEXT Establishing relative benefit or harm from specific antihypertensive agents is limited by the complex array of studies that compare treatments. Network meta-analysis combines direct andExpand
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Major outcomes in high-risk hypertensive patients randomized to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or calcium channel blocker vs diuretic: The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to
CONTEXT Antihypertensive therapy is well established to reduce hypertension-related morbidity and mortality, but the optimal first-step therapy is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether treatmentExpand
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Association of the renin-sodium profile with the risk of myocardial infarction in patients with hypertension.
BACKGROUND To test the prognostic value of plasma renin activity prospectively, we determined the pretreatment renin-sodium profile of 1717 subjects with mild-to-moderate hypertension (mean age, 53Expand
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Excess risk of myocardial infarction in patients treated with antidepressant medications: association with use of tricyclic agents.
PURPOSE Several studies have found that depression and the use of antidepressant medications are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We assessed the association between theExpand
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