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    • Arterial stiffness profiles: investigating various sections of the arterial tree of African and caucasian people 

      Huisman, Hugo Willem; Malan, Nicolaas Theodor; Schutte, Aletta Elisabeth; Schutte, Rudolph; Van Rooyen, Johannes Marthinus; Malan, Leoné; Reimann, Manja (Informa healthcare, 2011)
      In Africans, arterial stiffness progression seems more pronounced compared to Caucasians. We compared the arterial stiffness profiles of different age groups and focused on muscular arteries and two more central arterial ...
    • Elevated estimated arterial age is associated with metabolic syndrome and low-grade inflammation 

      Greve, Sara V.; Kruger, Ruan; Olsen, Michael H.; Blicher, Marie K.; Sehestedt, Thomas (Wolters Kluwer, 2016)
      Background: Arterial age can be estimated from equations relating arterial stiffness to age and blood pressure in large cohorts. We investigated whether estimated arterial age (eAA) was elevated in patients with the metabolic ...
    • Ethnic differences regarding arterial stiffness of 6-8-year-old black and white boys 

      Mokwatsi, Gontse G.; Schutte, Aletta E.; Kruger, Ruan (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)
      Objectives: Vascular deterioration is suggested to occur earlier in black than white populations, thereby increasing their risk for developing hypertension. To establish whether this is the case, we compared different ...
    • Inflammation as possible mediator for the relationship between lung and artirial function 

      Van Rooyen, Yolandi; Schutte, Aletta E.; Huisman, Hugo W.; Eloff, Fritz C.; Du Plessis, Johan L.; Kruger, Annamarie; Van Rooyen, Johannes M. (Springer, 2016)
      Introduction Reduced lung function is associated with a risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. This association may be due to chronic inflammation which is often present in those with reduced lung ...
    • Masked hypertension and its associated cardiovascular risk in young individuals: the African-PREDICT study 

      Thompson, Jane E.S.; Smith, Wayne; Ware, Lisa J.; Mels, Catharina M.C.; Van Rooyen, Johannes M.; Huisman, Hugo W.; Malan, Leoné; Malan, Nicolaas T.; Lammertyn, Leandi; Schutte, Aletta E. (Springer Nature, 2016)
      Hypertension prevalence is increasing globally, yet little is known about the occurrence of masked hypertension (MHT) in young, sub-Saharan African adults, and how it relates to elevated cardiovascular risk. The African-PREDICT ...
    • NT-proBNP is associated with fibulin-1 in Africans: The SAfrEIC study 

      Kruger, R.; Schutte, R.; Huisman, H.W.; Schutte, A.E.; Argraves, W.S.; Rasmussen, L.; Olsen, M.D. (Elsevier, 2012)
      Objectives The N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is involved in the regulation of volume load and secreted when systemic cardiac overload occurs. Fibulin-1 on the other hand is a component of ...