Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) shows an independent association with the interarm systolic blood pressure (SBP) difference (IAD), but not with interankle SBP difference (IAND) and ankle-brachial index (ABI), suggests a study.
Increased levels of dietary sodium (Na) intake and load (Na-L) appear to cause arterial stiffness, a preclinical measure of cardiovascular disease (CVD), in children and young adults, according to a study.
The interaction of hypertension and total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) levels contributes to the risk of all-cause mortality among middle-aged and older adults, a US study has found. In addition, hypertension may boost the ability of elevated tHcy to aggravate this risk.
Menopause status does not appear to modify the association between N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), a biomarker of heart failure (HF), and the risk of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a study. However, this association is more pronounced among women on their early menopause.
The vasodilator ifenprodil together with sorafenib has been identified as a new drug combination for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment by researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9) screen.