Ronald G Victor

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cocaine-induced vasoconstriction in the human coronary microcirculation: new evidence from myocardial contrast echocardiography
    Swaminatha V Gurudevan
    Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Circulation 128:598-604. 2013
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a barber-based intervention for improving hypertension control in black men: the BARBER-1 study: a cluster randomized trial
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:342-50. 2011
  3. pmc Differential effects of nebivolol versus metoprolol on functional sympatholysis in hypertensive humans
    Angela Price
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, U9 400, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Hypertension 61:1263-9. 2013
  4. pmc A barber-based intervention for hypertension in African American men: design of a group randomized trial
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, and Donald W Reynolds Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Am Heart J 157:30-6. 2009
  5. pmc Functional sympatholysis is impaired in hypertensive humans
    Wanpen Vongpatanasin
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, U9 400, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    J Physiol 589:1209-20. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Dallas County, Texas
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Room J4 134, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1285-93. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Do allelic variants in alpha2A and alpha2C adrenergic receptors predispose to hypertension in blacks?
    Jia Ling Li
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Hypertension 47:1140-6. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine as a novel countermeasure for cocaine-induced central sympathoexcitation in cocaine-addicted humans
    Andrew C Kontak
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Hypertension 61:388-94. 2013
  9. pmc Reversible sympathetic overactivity in hypertensive patients with primary aldosteronism
    Andrew C Kontak
    Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8586, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:4756-61. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Epithelial sodium channel allele T594M is not associated with blood pressure or blood pressure response to amiloride
    John M Hollier
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8857, USA
    Hypertension 47:428-33. 2006

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Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Cocaine-induced vasoconstriction in the human coronary microcirculation: new evidence from myocardial contrast echocardiography
    Swaminatha V Gurudevan
    Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Circulation 128:598-604. 2013
    ..Previous studies in animals and in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization suggest that cocaine constricts coronary microvessels, yet direct evidence is lacking...
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a barber-based intervention for improving hypertension control in black men: the BARBER-1 study: a cluster randomized trial
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:342-50. 2011
    ..Barbershop-based hypertension (HTN) outreach programs for black men are becoming increasingly common, but whether they are an effective approach for improving HTN control remains uncertain...
  3. pmc Differential effects of nebivolol versus metoprolol on functional sympatholysis in hypertensive humans
    Angela Price
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, U9 400, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Hypertension 61:1263-9. 2013
    ..Clinical Trial Registration- URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01502787...
  4. pmc A barber-based intervention for hypertension in African American men: design of a group randomized trial
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, and Donald W Reynolds Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Am Heart J 157:30-6. 2009
    ..Barbershops constitute potential sites for community health promotion programs targeting hypertension (HTN) in African American men but such programs previously have not been formally evaluated...
  5. pmc Functional sympatholysis is impaired in hypertensive humans
    Wanpen Vongpatanasin
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, U9 400, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    J Physiol 589:1209-20. 2011
    ..These data provide the first evidence that functional sympatholysis is impaired in hypertensive humans by a mechanism that appears to involve an angiotensin-dependent increase in sympathetic vasoconstriction in the exercising muscles...
  6. doi request reprint Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Dallas County, Texas
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Room J4 134, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1285-93. 2008
    ..Hypertension (HTN) control rates in the United States remain lower in black than white persons, particularly before 65 years of age. Potential sociocultural factors have not been sufficiently addressed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Do allelic variants in alpha2A and alpha2C adrenergic receptors predispose to hypertension in blacks?
    Jia Ling Li
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Hypertension 47:1140-6. 2006
    ..Both the DraI restriction fragment length polymorphism in ADRA2A and the ADRA2C (Del 322 to 325) can be excluded as major candidate alleles for hypertension in blacks...
  8. doi request reprint Dexmedetomidine as a novel countermeasure for cocaine-induced central sympathoexcitation in cocaine-addicted humans
    Andrew C Kontak
    Hypertension Section, Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Hypertension 61:388-94. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Reversible sympathetic overactivity in hypertensive patients with primary aldosteronism
    Andrew C Kontak
    Cardiology Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8586, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:4756-61. 2010
    ..Aldosterone has been shown to exert a central sympathoexcitatory action in multiple animal models, but evidence in humans is still lacking...
  10. ncbi request reprint Epithelial sodium channel allele T594M is not associated with blood pressure or blood pressure response to amiloride
    John M Hollier
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8857, USA
    Hypertension 47:428-33. 2006
    ..8). We conclude that the T594M allele does not contribute significantly to BP in blacks and does not predict a significantly superior response to amiloride therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Barbershops as hypertension detection, referral, and follow-up centers for black men
    Paul L Hess
    Division of Hypertension, Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Hypertension 49:1040-6. 2007
    ..01). Taken together, these data suggest that black-owned barbershops can be transformed into effective HTN detection, referral, and follow-up centers. Further research is warranted...
  12. ncbi request reprint Corin gene minor allele defined by 2 missense mutations is common in blacks and associated with high blood pressure and hypertension
    Daniel L Dries
    Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Circulation 112:2403-10. 2005
    ..The natriuretic peptide system contributes to blood pressure regulation. Atrial and brain natriuretic peptides are cleaved into smaller biologically active molecules by corin, a transmembrane serine protease expressed in cardiomyocytes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic neural mechanisms in human hypertension
    Ronald G Victor
    Internal Medicine, Hypertension Division, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 10:241-7. 2008
    ..New outcomes trials are needed if we are to translate this largely theoretical body of research into clinical practice...
  14. pmc Oral direct renin inhibition: premise, promise, and potential limitations of a new antihypertensive drug
    Moiz M Shafiq
    Hypertension Division, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    Am J Med 121:265-71. 2008
    ..The results of outcomes trials are eagerly awaited...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cardiac steatosis in diabetes mellitus: a 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy study
    Jonathan M McGavock
    Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Hypertension, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Tex, USA
    Circulation 116:1170-5. 2007
    ..Whether cardiac steatosis precedes the onset of cardiomyopathy in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance or in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is unknown...
  16. ncbi request reprint Forgotten but not gone: the rediscovery of fatty heart, the most common unrecognized disease in America
    Lidia S Szczepaniak
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hypertension, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Circ Res 101:759-67. 2007
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Adiposity of the heart, revisited
    Jonathan M McGavock
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8899, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:517-24. 2006
    ..These studies parallel the observations in obese animals and provide evidence that myocardial lipid content may be a biomarker and putative therapeutic target for cardiac disease in obese patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Central sympatholysis as a novel countermeasure for cocaine-induced sympathetic activation and vasoconstriction in humans
    Dileep V Menon
    Hypertension Division and the Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 8586, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:626-33. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether cocaine's sympathomimetic actions can be reversed by a potent centrally acting alpha2 adrenergic receptor (AR) agonist (dexmedetomidine)...
  19. doi request reprint Tadalafil alleviates muscle ischemia in patients with Becker muscular dystrophy
    Elizabeth A Martin
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Sci Transl Med 4:162ra155. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Central sympatholytic drugs
    Wanpen Vongpatanasin
    Hypertension Section, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 13:658-61. 2011
    ..Therefore, their use on a "PRN" basis for treatment of blood pressure surge in the absence of symptoms or acute target complications should also be avoided...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of target-organ disease: does angiotensin II remain the key?
    Ronald G Victor
    Hypertension Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75390 8586, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:4-10. 2007
    ..New outcomes trials are under way to explore the full potential of more complete RAS blockade with regard to cardiovascular target-organ protection...
  22. doi request reprint Premise, promise, and potential limitations of invasive devices to treat hypertension
    Elizabeth A Martin
    Hypertension Center, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 13:86-92. 2011
    ..In contrast, this brief article aims to provide a conceptual framework for evaluating the premise, promise, and potential limitations of both invasive antihypertensive therapies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy is more prevalent in blacks than whites in the general population: the Dallas Heart Study
    Mark H Drazner
    Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Hypertension 46:124-9. 2005
    ..The ethnic differences in left ventricular mass are independent of differences in body composition...
  24. ncbi request reprint Determination of triglyceride in the human myocardium by magnetic resonance spectroscopy: reproducibility and sensitivity of the method
    Jason S Reingold
    Department of Internal Medicine, Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 8899, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 289:E935-9. 2005
    ..60). 1H-MRS is a reliable method for the determination of myocardial TG in humans and is relatively unaffected by the consumption of one high-fat meal but sensitive to changes following a prolonged fast...
  25. ncbi request reprint Identifying gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension
    Cathy B Spranger
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235 8586, USA
    Am J Med 117:14-8. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint The Dallas Heart Study: a population-based probability sample for the multidisciplinary study of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health
    Ronald G Victor
    Donald W Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 8586, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1473-80. 2004
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Pathogenesis of hypertension in African Americans
    Shawna Nesbitt
    Internal Medicine Hypertension Division, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 10:24-9. 2004
    ..Obesity, especially in African-American women, may be closely related to hypertension as a result of sympathetic nervous system stimulation...

Research Grants33

  1. COCAINE AND SYMPATHETIC NERVE ACTIVITY IN HUMANS
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These studies should fill in some important gaps in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms mediating the sympathomimetic actions of cocaine on the human cardiovascular system. ..
  2. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF CYCLOSPORINE-INDUCED HYPERTENSION
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. COCAINE AND SYMPATHETIC NERVE ACTIVITY IN HUMANS
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This translational research should fill in some important gaps in our mechanistic understanding of the sympathomimetic actions of cocaine on the human cardiovascular system and hopefully begin to inform therapy. ..
  4. Barber-Based Intervention for Hypertension in Black Men
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A detailed dissemination plan is proposed as the potential for dissemination is high; there are over 18,000 Black barbershops in major urban centers acrossthe United States. ..
  5. Barber-Based Intervention for Hypertension in Black Men
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A detailed dissemination plan is proposed as the potential for dissemination is high; there are over 18,000 Black barbershops in major urban centers across the United States. ..
  6. Barber-Based Intervention for Hypertension in Black Men
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A detailed dissemination plan is proposed as the potential for dissemination is high; there are over 18,000 Black barbershops in major urban centers across the United States. ..
  7. NEURAL MECHANISM OF CYCLOSPORINE-INDUCED HYPERTENSION
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  8. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF CYCLOSPORINE-INDUCED HYPERTENSION
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  9. Barber-Based Intervention for Hypertension in Black Men
    Ronald Victor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A detailed dissemination plan is proposed as the potential for dissemination is high; there are over 18,000 Black barbershops in major urban centers across the United States. ..