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Is the cardiovascular health of South Africans today comparable with African Americans 45 years ago?
(Wolters Kluwer, 2019)
Objectives: Hypertension occurs frequently among black populations around the world. In the United States (US) health system, interventions since the 1960s resulted in improvements in hypertension awareness, management ...
Pulse pressure amplification and its relationship with age in young, apparently healthy black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Pulse pressure amplification (PPA), i.e. the amplification from central arteries to the periphery, is inversely related to arterial stiffness, organ damage and mortality. It is known that arterial stiffness is ...
Ethnicity and arterial stiffness
Early vascular aging reflects increased arterial stiffness of central blood vessels at young chronological ages and powerfully predicts cardiovascular events and mortality, independent of routine brachial blood pressure ...
The Exercise, Arterial Modulation and Nutrition in Youth South Africa Study (ExAMIN Youth SA)
(Frontiers Media, 2020)
Background: The impact of a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle on cardiovascular health is well-documented, however the current obesity and hypertension trends among children is concerning. The ExAMIN Youth SA study aims ...