Facilitated defensive coping, silent ischaemia and ECG left-ventricular hypertrophy: the SABPA study.

  title={Facilitated defensive coping, silent ischaemia and ECG left-ventricular hypertrophy: the SABPA study.},
  author={Leon{\'e} Malan and Mark Hamer and Markus P Schlaich and Gavin W. Lambert and Brian Herbert Harvey and Manja Reimann and Tjalf Ziemssen and Eco J C de Geus and Hugo Willem Huisman and Johannes Marthinus van Rooyen and Rudolph Schutte and Aletta Elisabeth Schutte and Carla M. T. Fourie and Yaackob K Seedat and Nicolaas Theodor Malan},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND Defensive active coping responses (being-in-control, acceptance of the stressor as reality) have been associated with vascular hyper-responsiveness in urban Africans. However, the association between active coping responses, blood pressure (BP), and ECG-derived left-ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) responses is unknown. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS Associations between BP, silent ischaemia and ECG Cornell product LVH were assessed in 161 African and Caucasian men with active coping… CONTINUE READING
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