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Double product reflects the predictive power of systolic pressure in the general population: evidence from 9,937 participants
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
BACKGROUND The double product (DP), consisting of the systolic blood pressure (SBP) multiplied by the pulse rate (PR), is an index of myocardial oxygen consumption, but its prognostic value in the general population remains ...
Serum calcium revisited: associations with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and cardiovascular reactivity in Africans
Sub-Saharan Africans face an increasing burden of hypertension. Although controversial, recent experimental evidence strongly suggests that serum calcium contributes to elevated blood pressure through increased vascular ...
Exploring the link between serum peroxides and angiogenesis in a bi-ethnic population from South Africa: the SAfrEIC study
Background: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a fundamental role in angiogenesis, and in turn, angiogenic growth factors also affect ROS. Angiogenesis and ROS are intricately involved in vascular deterioration. Since ...
Aldosterone and renin in relation to surrogate measures of sympathetic activity: the SABPA study
(Clinics Cardive Publishing, 2019)
Introduction: Hypertension, particularly in black populations, is often accompanied by augmented sympathetic nervous system activity and suppressed renin activity, indicative of possible blood pressure (BP) dysregulation. ...