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Title

Endothelial-Dependent Flow-Mediated Dilation in African Americans With Masked-Hypertension

Abstract

Office-blood pressure (BP) measurements alone overlook a significant number of individuals with masked-hypertension (office-BP: 120/80–139/89mmHg and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) daytime ≥135/85mmHg or night-time ≥120/70mmHg). Diminished endothelial function contributes to the pathogenesis of hypertension. To better understand the pathophysiology involved in the increased cardiovascular (CV) disease risk associated with masked-hypertension, we estimated the occurrence, assessed the endothelial function, compared plasma levels of inflammatory markers, white blood cell count (WBC count), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and examined the possible relationship between endothelial function and inflammatory markers in apparently healthy prehypertensive (office-BP: 120/80–139/89mmHg) African Americans.

Department

Kinesiology

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Journal Title

American Journal of Hypertension

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ajh.2011.103

Document Type

Article

Rights

© 2011 by the American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.

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