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BACKGROUND AND AIM The numerous guidelines and multiple approaches to managing cardiovascular risk factors have reduced the number of fatal events but not the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). One rarely explored aspect is the extent to which individuals perceive their own risk in relation to their education and history of CVD. Furthermore, Italy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the extent to which pulse pressure (PP) is associated with echocardiographic abnormalities, and in particular to whether PP is related to LV hypertrophy taking into account other blood pressure (BP) components. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING University hospital, hypertension outpatient unit. PARTICIPANTS A total of 275 adults(More)
In order to evaluate the antihypertensive effects of manidipine, at the dosage of 10 or 20 mg once daily, we studied 36 patients (12 males and 24 females, mean age 54.3 years) with mild hypertension. After a wash-out period of 2 weeks and another 2 week run-in period with placebo, all the patients were assigned to a treatment with manidipine 10 mg/ day.(More)
To assess the relationship between the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) gene I/D polymorphism, blood pressure (BP) and family history of hypertension, 133 hypertensive subjects (mean age 50 +/- 9 years, 78 males, 55 females) were selected according to both casual supine BP > 140/90 mmHg and ambulatory BP > 134/88 mmHg. Drug treatment was discontinued 2(More)
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