Search Results
Results 601 - 650 of 1234
< 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 >
Gazzaruso C - - 1996
AIM: The purpose of the study was to investigate lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) levels and apolipoprotein (a) (apo(a)) phenotypes, and their relationship with a family history of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with essential hypertension (EH). METHODS: One hundred and eight newly diagnosed patients with mild to moderate EH and ...
Noll G - - 1996
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of essential hypertension is still uncertain, but genetic factors and the sympathetic nervous system are likely to be involved. Sympathetic nerve activity and hormonal circulatory control mechanisms, however, are affected by blood pressure itself. Hence, early functional changes are best investigated in normotensive subjects at risk to ...
Manuck S B - - 1996
To determine whether offspring of hypertensives show enhanced sympathetic nervous system activity, we evaluated several indices of sympathoadrenal activation and cardiovascular responsiveness to behavioral stimuli among 90 normotensive, young adult men having either one or two hypertensive parents (PH+(-), PH++) or normotensive parents only (PH--) (n = 30/group). Measurements included ...
Gudbjörnsdóttir S - - 1996
The relationship between resting levels of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSA) and blood pressure is a matter of controversy. Body weight has recently been identified as an independent determinant of muscle sympathetic discharge, which may have influenced previous studies focused on MSA and mechanisms of hypertension. In the present study, ...
Franz I W - - 1996
Evaluation of high blood pressure would be greatly facilitated by a standardized test procedure that could enable comparable and reproducible blood pressure determinations to be made. It would also be useful to have a standardized method for monitoring sympathetic activity, so that the occurrence and magnitude of inordinate stress responses ...
Casiglia E - - 1996
OBJECTIVES: To define whether a diurnal rhythm of peripheral resistance exists in normotensive and hypertensive subjects, has any relationship with that of blood pressure and differs in dipper and non-dipper hypertensives. DESIGN AND METHODS: Forty-three subjects (13 normotensives and 30 mild-to-moderate essential hypertensives) confined for 24 h to bed were ...
Hoffstedt J - - 1996
A relationship between abdominal obesity and hypertension is well established. In search for an early-onset defect in adipocyte function linking these two conditions, we compared catecholamine sensitivity in subcutaneous abdominal fat cells with 24-hour systolic, mean arterial and diastolic blood pressure in 16 healthy, normotensive subjects. Clear inter-individual variations in ...
Galanti G - - 1996
The aim of this study was to establish the existence of primary acromegalic cardiomyopathy different from the cardiovascular complications often associated with acromegaly. Thirty-four acromegalic patients, referred to our non-invasive laboratory and divided into two groups on the basis of the presence of hypertension, underwent echocardiographic studies. A control group ...
Vaccaro O - - 1996
This study evaluates prospectively the relationship between impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and blood pressure. From a population of 1376 men and women aged 40-59 years, all those with IGT (n = 54) plus 133 age- weight- and sex-matched normoglycaemic control subjects were selected after excluding treated hypertensive patients. Blood pressure, ...
al'Absi M - - 1995
Hypertension risk may be associated with increased pressor response to mental stress. However, studies using family history as a predictor of reactivity have obtained mixed results. We assessed cardiovascular responses to mental arithmetic stress (a 5-min serial subtraction task) in male medical students (n = 220) at three levels of ...
Palatini P - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship of urinary albumin excretion to ambulatory blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in borderline to mild hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 779 patients with borderline to mild hypertension (mean +/- SEM age 33 +/- 0.3 years; mean +/- SEM office blood pressure 146 ...
Milio G - - 1995
Sixty uncomplicated hypertensive patients (30 stable and 30 borderline) were studied, by strain gauge plethysmography, in comparison with 25 normotensive subjects, in order to evaluate the arterial hemodynamics of the lower limbs in essential hypertension and to verify the different pattern in borderline and in stable hypertensives. Resting blood flow, ...
Mo R - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To study blood pressure and antihypertensive drug treatment in subjects with contrasting family histories of hypertension. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We grouped 520 offspring examined in 1990 (mean +/- SD age 36 +/- 7 years) according to their parents' blood pressure screened in 1963-1964 as offspring of two normotensive (systolic/diastolic ...
Ohtsuka H - - 1995
Sixty-four patients with acromegaly were retrospectively analyzed to study the incidence and cause of hypertension in acromegaly. WHO criteria indicate that 37.5% patients with acromegaly have hypertension. The blood pressure was positively correlated with age, the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and serum sodium (Na) concentration. In addition, IGF-I and ...
Schmieder R E - - 1995
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to assess the influence of the fluid volume state on cardiac adaptation to hypertension. BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy is an important predictor of hypertensive complications. We analyzed volume status and its impact on cardiac structural changes in early hypertension. METHODS: In 33 normotensive subjects, 40 ...
France C R - - 1995
Ischemic pain was examined in adult males with and without a parental history of hypertension. Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded during baseline, cold pressor, and ischemia. Repeated pain ratings were obtained during cold pressor and ischemia, and the McGill Pain Questionnaire was completed after each stressor. A median ...
Wall U - - 1995
Despite effective antihypertensive therapy, essential hypertension is still associated with considerable residual risk of cardiovascular complications. The aim of the present study was to investigate the state of the endogenous fibrinolytic system in young subjects with borderline hypertension. Thirty-nine young (age, 24 to 34 years) male subjects with borderline hypertension ...
Grobbee D E - - 1995
There is circumstantial evidence that disturbances of calcium metabolism are implicated in primary hypertension. From a large number of observational epidemiological studies, data have shown that a low dietary calcium intake increases the risk for high blood pressure. There is no general sensitivity for the effects of inadequate calcium intake, ...
Hinderliter A L - - 1995
Recent analyses of midwall left ventricular mechanics have demonstrated that patients with established hypertension and ventricular hypertrophy have depressed myocardial contractility. In this study, myocardial performance was assessed in subjects with borderline blood pressure elevations by relating the velocity of circumferential midwall fiber shortening to end-systolic stress in young men ...
Kleinpeter G - - 1995
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Circadian blood pressure changes are not infrequently cited as a trigger for the onset of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Our purpose was to determine the reliability of this chronorisk and study the variability and consequences of it as it occurs in hypertensive and normotensive individuals. METHODS: Of 273 ...
Waldstein S R - - 1995
This article explores the relationship of hypertension to neuropsychological performance from a lifespan perspective. First, I examine cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of neuropsychological performance in cohorts of young to middle-aged hypertensive patients (ages 20-60); older hypertensive patients (ages 60-80+); and the young, normotensive offspring of hypertensive parents (ages 18-25). The ...
Shtangeeva I - - 1995
An attempt was undertaken to estimate the contribution of individual chemical elements to the rise of arterial hypertension. Instrumental neutron activation analysis was used to determine the concentrations of 23 chemical elements in hair of patients and healthy subjects. Mean concentrations as well as relationships between elements in both groups ...
Ditto B - - 1995
Vasovagal reactions during blood donation were assessed in 185 individuals with and 298 individuals without a parental history of hypertension. It was predicted that individuals at genetic risk for hypertension would be less likely to faint or suffer pronounced vasovagal reactions, presumably by virtue of altered baroreflex sensitivity. A relationship ...
Vivoli G - - 1995
Imbalance of zinc and copper status has been hypothesized in human hypertension. A case-control study was carried out to elucidate the possible relationship between zinc and copper status and essential hypertension. Thirty-one subjects affected by mild stable hypertension, pharmacologically untreated, were investigated together with 31 normotensive controls individually matched for ...
Bulpitt C J - - 1995
In a community survey of 3242 subjects, 1663 did not initially have isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) and were re-screened an average of 8 years later. ISH developed in 53 (22%) of untreated patients with previous diastolic hypertension. Similarly, 8% of subjects with transient hypertension and 8% of normotensive controls developed ...
Bruning T A - - 1995
Attenuated cholinergic vasodilatation has been suggested as an endothelium-related mechanism involved in essential hypertension. We investigated the role of muscarinic (M) receptor subtypes in the forearm resistance vasculature. In eight white men with essential hypertension and eight matched normotensive control subjects (age of both groups, 47 +/- 4 years; mean ...
Lemne C - - 1995
OBJECTIVES: To investigate left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in relation to 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (24-ABPM) and insulin levels in borderline hypertension. DESIGN: A case-control study. SUBJECTS: Borderline hypertensive men (diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 85-94 mmHg, n = 69) and age-matched normotensive controls (DBP < or = 80 mmHg, n = ...
Narkiewicz K - - 1995
The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the influence of a family history of hypertension and the degree of obesity as indicated by tertiles of body mass index on ambulatory blood pressure (BP) values in large number (n = 406) of young mild essential hypertensives. Positive family history ...
Gerin W - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of sex, race and parental history of hypertension on blood pressure and heart rate elevations during a stressor, and on the recovery of prestress baseline levels for these parameters. DESIGN: Five hundred and thirty-seven university undergraduates underwent cardiovascular reactivity testing. A serial-subtraction task served as ...
Soro A - - 1995
In a large group of patients with untreated hypertension, excretion rates of tetrahydrocorticosterone (THB), allotetrahydrocorticosterone (alloTHB) and tetrahydro-11-dehydrocorticosterone (THA) were all significantly higher than in a group of matched normotensive controls. Using the sum of these metabolites as an index of corticosterone secretion rate suggests that this variable is also ...
Reed T - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationships between finger and palm print (dermatoglyphic) features and, first, the presence or absence of hypertension, and, secondly, blood pressure levels in non-hypertensive subjects. METHODS: Prints were available from 841 male World War II veteran twins (393 pairs, 55 individual cotwins), who were born in the ...
Ng L L - - 1995
Previous studies have demonstrated an elevated Na(+)-H+ exchanger activity in various cell types from patients with essential hypertension. The phenotype of an increased maximal transport capacity is preserved in Epstein-Barr virus immortalized lymphoblasts from hypertensive patients. The mechanisms underlying this abnormality are unclear. In this study, we used lymphoblasts from ...
Johnston W L - - 1995
The short-term portion of this study (part 1) showed an association between somatic dysfunction and the regulation of blood pressure. To study long-term relationships, follow-up examinations were made of 61 subjects studied 3 to 10 years earlier. They were heterogeneous Family Practice Clinic patients with a mean age of 45 ...
Taddei S - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Experimental data from normotensive and hypertensive animals indicate that aging is associated with impaired endothelium-dependent relaxations to acetylcholine, and this possibility appears to be confirmed in the human coronary artery. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of age on endothelial responsiveness in the forearm vessels of either ...
Bellini G - - 1995
Because alteration of oscillatory potentials of the electroretinogram has been described in diabetic patients without signs of diabetic retinopathy as an early marker of changes in microcirculation, we studied the behavior of these potentials in patients with early-onset hypertension. Electroretinograms were recorded in 24 subjects with essential hypertension (blood pressure ...
Johnston W L - - 1995
A statistically significant pattern of segmental components of somatic dysfunction associated with a history of high blood pressure was investigated for change after an interval of 4 to 8 months. The volunteer subjects, from an inner-city ambulatory clinic, included normotensive, borderline hypertensive, and hypertensive persons. A standardized palpatory examination determined ...
Cournot A. - - 1995
Forearm hemodynamics using pulsed Doppler flowmetry were studied in 12 healthy volunteers and 20 patients with mild to moderate hypertension before and after acute and long-term oral administration of the beta-blocking agent dilevalol. The study was performed using a double-blind design versus placebo. Both 200-mg and 400-mg dosages produced a ...
Loyke H F - - 1995
This report examines the cold pressor test (CPT) as it relates to the severity of hypertension. A total of 123 hypertensive patients were studied by physical examination, retinal funduscopy, chest roentgenogram, electrocardiogram, blood urea nitrogen measurement, and urinalysis. Causal and valid basal resting blood pressure determinations were made, followed by ...
Gopinath N - - 1995
A follow-up study of hypertension was carried out among adults, in the age group between 25 to 64 years, in a rural population of Gurgaon district, Haryana, five years after an initial community based epidemiological survey of the same population. The progress of 77 out of 98 hypertensives detected at ...
Sherwood A - - 1995
Blood pressure hyperreactivity during stress is characteristic of borderline hypertension in white men. The present study evaluated the hemodynamic basis of this hyperreactivity and assessed its physiological basis in terms of sympathetic nervous system function. Cardiovascular adjustments to an aversive reaction time test were compared with those of the forehead ...
Thijs L - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To delineate more precisely an operational threshold for making clinical decisions based on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measurement by studying the ABP in subjects who were diagnosed as either normotensive or hypertensive by conventional blood pressure (CBP) measurement. SUBJECTS: Twenty-four research groups recruited 7069 subjects. Of these, 4577 were ...
Carstensen E - - 1995
Platelets take up and store noradrenaline and adrenaline in proportion to plasma concentrations and may, therefore, provide an integrated index of sympathoadrenomedullary arousal. Plasma and platelet catecholamine concentrations were measured in 290 European and 155 Asian subjects, and were related to blood pressure, insulin levels, and social class. Plasma noradrenaline ...
Giannattasio C - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a predisposition to hypertension is associated with early cardiac and vascular alterations. SUBJECTS: Twenty-five normotensive subjects with both parents hypertensive (group 1) and 28 age- and sex-matched control subjects with both parents normotensive (group 2). METHODS: In the two groups the measurements included: clinic blood pressure; ...
Kasagi F - - 1995
The present study examined the relation between blood pressure reactivity to cold stimulus and the subsequent development of hypertension based on a follow-up study from 1960 through 1988 of 824 normotensive participants (mean age, 35.8 +/- 10.8 years) in the Adult Health Study in Nagasaki, Japan. Hypertension developed in 343 ...
Mo R - - 1995
Cardiac morphology and function were determined by echocardiography in normotensive offspring of 23 hypertensive and 22 normotensive families. The family histories of hypertension or normotension were based on 27 years' observation of parental blood pressure. Pulsed Doppler and M-mode echocardiography were performed in standard views. Out of the total 109 ...
Jern S - - 1995
OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that the blood pressure elevation in borderline hypertension is caused by hyperreactivity to stress. We addressed the questions: are subjects with borderline hypertension hyperreactive to mental stress, and, if so, is this reflected in greater blood pressure responses during daily-life activities, and does non-specific pressor ...
Petrella R J - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of verapamil slow release (SR) upon left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in newly diagnosed older hypertensive subjects compared with normotensive elderly and young controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective trial. INTERVENTIONS: Doppler echocardiography at rest and graded maximal exercise testing (with breath-by-breath gas analysis) before ...
Guarini P - - 1994
The aim of the study was to evaluate arterial distensibility, intimal-medial thickening of the common carotid artery, left ventricular mass and the eventual correlations among these parameters in the hypertensive state. Our study population consisted of 89 hypertensive patients aged 35 to 80 years (mean age 60.8 +/- 10.6 years), ...
Petrov V V - - 1994
A relationship between erythrocyte Na+/Li(+)-countertransport activity and blood pressure was studied in a randomly selected sample (95 subjects) with full range of blood pressure, from a representative group of inhabitants of one of Moscow's districts. The mean rate of erythrocyte Na+/Li(+)- countertransport activity was higher (p < 0.01 or less) ...
Tse W Y - - 1994
Hypertension is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Free radical oxidative damage has been implicated in the atherogenic process. We measured levels of the antioxidants uric acid, thiols, vitamins C, A and E as well as the total antioxidant capacity in 21 normotensive controls, 22 patients whose hypertension was ...
< 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 >