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Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers in low resource settings: the PURE study
(Wolters Kluwer, 2014)
Background: Despite criticism of self-reported alcohol intake, it is a valuable tool to screen for alcohol abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to compare various self-reported estimates of alcohol ...
Alcohol intake, hypertension development and mortality in black South Africans
(Sage Publishing, 2016)
Background: Excessive alcohol intake is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and predicts cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We determined which alcohol marker (self-reported alcohol intake, gamma-glutamy ...
Change in renin, cardiovascular and inflammatory markers over three years in a black and white population: the SABPA study
(BioMed Central, 2017)
Background: To investigate if percentage change (%Δ) in renin over a 3 year follow-up is associated with %Δ in cardiovascular and inflammatory markers in a low renin bi-ethnic group. Methods: Blood pressure, active renin, ...
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 ...
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 ...