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Identification of the main determinants of abdominal aorta size: a screening by Pocket Size Imaging Device

Background Ultrasound exam as a screening test for abdominal aorta (AA) can visualize the aorta in 99% of patients and has a sensitivity and specificity approaching 100% in screening settings for aortic aneurysm. Pocket Size Imaging Device (PSID) has a potential value as a screening tool, because of its possible use in several clinical settings. Our aim was to assess the impact...

Effects of antihypertensive therapy on glucose, insulin metabolism, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and renin system in overweight and obese hypertensives

Background: We attempted to test the hypothesis that the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren can improve diastolic dysfunction, glucose, and insulin metabolism (GIM) in overweight and obese hypertensive patients.