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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 ...
The African prospective study on the early detection and identification of cardiovascular disease and hypertension (African-PREDICT): design, recruitment and initial examination
Background: Globally hypertension is stabilising, but in sub-Saharan Africa the incidence of hypertension remains on an increase. Although this might be attributed to poor healthcare and ineffective antihypertensive ...
Nitric oxide synthesis capacity, ambulatory blood pressure and end organ damage in a black and white population: the SABPA study
Nitric oxide (NO) synthesis capacity is determined by the availability of substrate(s) such as l-arginine and the influence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric ...
Leptin relates to prolonged cardiovascular recovery after acute stress in Africans: the SABPA study
Background and aims Heightened cardiovascular reactivity and delayed recovery to stress are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Africans, who are more prone to develop hypertension, show greater ...
Depression symptoms facilitated fibrinolytic dysregulation and future coronary artery disease risk in a black male cohort: the sympathetic activity and ambulatory blood pressure in Africans study
(Wolters Kluwer, 2017)
Background: Hypercoagulation is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether depression symptoms dysregulate inflammatory and hemostatic markers in an African cohort is not known; therefore, we assessed the ...
Troponin T release is associated with silent myocardial ischaemia in black men: the SABPA study
Background High sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is a validated marker of myocardial damage and may reflect the degree of silent myocardial ischaemia (SMI) and ventricular strain. Our aim was to compare hs-cTnT ...