Blood Pressure Increase following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Systematic Overview and Meta-Analysis

AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines proved a strong clinical efficacy against symptomatic or moderate/severe COVID-19 and are considered the most promising approach for curbing the pandemic. However, some questions regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines have been recently raised. Among adverse events to vaccines and despite a lack of signal during phase III clinical trials, …

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Hypertension after anti-COVID-19 vaccination

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly spread across the world, killing more than 4 million individuals globally, with 240 million individuals being confirmed by laboratory tests. Among different therapeutic strategies to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, vaccines are the most promising approach for curbing the pandemic. They elicit an immune neutralizing response and thus offer …

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A molecular complex of Cav1.2/CaMKK2/CaMK1a in caveolae is responsible for vascular remodeling via excitation–transcription coupling

Elevation of intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) activates Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinases (CaMK) and promotes gene transcription. This signaling pathway is referred to as excitation–transcription (E-T) coupling. Although vascular myocytes can exhibit E-T coupling, the molecular mechanisms and physiological/pathological roles are unknown. Multiscale analysis spanning from single molecules to whole organisms has revealed essential steps in mouse vascular …

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Analysis of Aspirin Use and Cardiovascular Events and Mortality Among Adults With Hypertension and Controlled Systolic Blood Pressure

Aspirin use for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) has been questioned for having limited benefit in individuals with diabetes,1 neutral outcomes in individuals at low risk,2 and increased bleeding risk and mortality in healthy older individuals.3,4 Given the lack of specific updated evidence, we aimed to investigate whether aspirin use alongside guideline-directed …

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(844.3) Gut commensal Coprococcus comes diminishes the blood pressure-lowering effect of ester angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

Drug resistant HTN (rHTN) affects around 15% to 20% of hypertensive (HTN) patients. The underlying mechanisms of resistance to treatment remain poorly understood. The majority of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) are esters, whereby we hypothesized that select gut microbiota hydrolyze ACEi rendering lower efficacy (Figure 1A). To test this hypothesis, we investigated if and which …

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