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This paper reviews the existing epidemiological and clinical evidence about the relationships of non-diabetic microalbuminuria with cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated blood pressure (BP), systolic particularly, cardiac hypertrophy, adverse metabolic status, smoking habits, elevated angiotensin II levels, endothelial dysfunction, acute and perhaps(More)
Background:The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between insulin resistance and preclinical abnormalities of the left ventricular structure and function detected in severe obesity by Color Doppler Myocardial Imaging (CDMI). Forty-eight consecutive severely obese patients (Group O) (11 males, 37 females, mean age 32.8±7 years) were enrolled.(More)
The study was carried out in two different models of left ventricular hypertrophy: athlete's heart and essential arterial hypertension. Three groups of strictly age-matched males were studied: one group of 10 young adult untreated essential hypertensive patients (H), a second group of 10 athletes (A), and a group of 10 healthy individuals as controls (C). A(More)
Background: The evaluation of the systolic left ventricular performance in hypertensive patients presents some problems related to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) which alters the ventricular geometry. The videodensitometric textural ultrasonic analysis of hypertensive myocardium has provided evidence of impairment in the cyclic variation of the mean(More)
To better understand the links between circulating insulin and albuminuria in essential hypertension, the plasma insulin response to a 75 gram glucose load and albuminuria were evaluated in 53 glucose-tolerant essential hypertensives and 12 controls. To allow any direct pressure-independent albuminuric effect of insulin to emerge more clearly, those same(More)
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