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Exploring the link between cardiovascular reactivity and end–organ damage in African and Caucasian men: the SABPA study
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
BACKGROUND Heart failure in the African population is reaching alarming levels. Increased afterload as a result of increased vasoconstriction during stress may lead to impaired ventricular function and stroke volume (SV) ...
Low testosterone and hyperkinetic blood pressure responses in a cohort of South African men: the SABPA study
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
Hypertension (HT) and the metabolic syndrome are major problems in Africa. The role of sex hormones in the cardiovascular profile of black Africans in South Africa has not been studied. Our objective was to study the ...
N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiovascular function in Africans and Caucasians: the SAfrEIC study
Background This study compared NT-proBNP levels and the association with cardiovascular markers between Africans and Caucasians from South Africa. Methods This cross-sectional study involved 201 Africans and 255 Caucasians ...
Carotid cross-sectional wall area is significantly associated with serum leptin levels, independent of body mass index: the SABPA studyent of body mass index: the SABPA study
(Japanese Society of HypertensionNature Publishing Group, 2012)
Hypertension and obesity are serious health burdens in sub-Saharan Africa. Urbanized Africans seem to be more susceptible to the development of these diseases than Caucasians. Current research suggests that leptin may be ...
Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and hypertension among black South Africans after 5 years
(Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a biomarker that links inflammation with cardiovascular risk. "However, studies linking suPAR and hypertension are scant. First, we determined whether baseline ...
Defensive coping, urbanization, and neuroendocrine function in Black Africans: the THUSA study
Dissociation between b-adrenergic behavioral and physiological defensive active coping (AC) responses was associated with cardiometabolic risk in urban but not rural African males. Whether this is partly driven by underlying ...