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Hypertension alone or related to the metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women.
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PMID:  21090929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Cardiovascular risk is poorly perceived by women, especially during the peri- and postmenopausal period when susceptibility to cardiovascular events increases. Nevertheless in Europe, 55% of women versus 43% of men currently die of cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure is one of the most powerful and accurate determinants of cardiovascular status and risk. Despite its importance, hypertension is often underestimated and undiagnosed, especially in women. Various mechanisms are implicated to play a role in the blood pressure increase in women at the time of menopause. Hypertension can be considered an isolated disease, more typical of elderly women, or part of the metabolic syndrome, more frequent in early postmenopausal women. The metabolic syndrome, a clustering of lipid and nonlipid cardiovascular risk factors, is estimated to affect approximately 20-30% of the middle-aged population and its prevalence appears to be increasing in the worldwide population.
Authors:
Annachiara Nuzzo; Rosario Rossi; Maria Grazia Modena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1541-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Unit - Policlinico di Modena, DEA - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo, 71-41100 Modena, Italy.
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