Ihab M Hajjar
Affiliation: Harvard University
- The relationship between nighttime dipping in blood pressure and cerebral hemodynamics in nonstroke patientsIhab Hajjar
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 02131, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:929-36. 2007..03) were associated with higher daytime BFV and lower CVR (P=.01 for systolic BP; P=.02 for diastolic BP). Inadequate nocturnal BP dipping is associated with lower daytime cerebral blood flow, especially during head-up tilt...
- A novel aging phenotype of slow gait, impaired executive function, and depressive symptoms: relationship to blood pressure and other cardiovascular risksIhab Hajjar
Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Children Hospital, 1200 Center Street, Boston, MA, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:994-1001. 2009....
- Association between concurrent and remote blood pressure and disability in older adultsIhab Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston, MA 29206, USA
Hypertension 50:1026-32. 2007..Older adults with uncontrolled hypertension are at a particularly increased risk for disability...
- The use of the internet in geriatrics education: results of a national survey of medical geriatrics academic programsIhab M Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Gerontology Division, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Gerontol Geriatr Educ 27:85-95. 2007..Users and developers of medical geriatric Internet materials had more full-time faculty and nonclinical faculty. The results of our survey indicate that the Internet is being widely used in medical geriatric education...
- Association of blood pressure elevation and nocturnal dipping with brain atrophy, perfusion and functional measures in stroke and nonstroke individualsIhab Hajjar
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Hypertens 23:17-23. 2010..Although both blood pressure elevation and lower nocturnal dipping increase vascular risk, it is not known whether either or both are also associated with brain atrophy, cerebral perfusion, and functional status...
- The rationale and design of the antihypertensives and vascular, endothelial, and cognitive function (AVEC) trial in elderly hypertensives with early cognitive impairment: role of the renin angiotensin system inhibitionIhab Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Geriatr 9:48. 2009....
- Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and cognitive and functional decline in patients with Alzheimer's disease: an observational studyIhab M Hajjar
Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School, and the Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:77-83. 2008..This study suggests that use of ACEI in AD patients is associated with slower rate of AD progression. A randomized clinical trial is needed to confirm our finding...
- Renin angiotensin system gene polymorphisms and cerebral blood flow regulation: the MOBILIZE Boston studyIhab Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Gerontology, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Stroke 41:635-40. 2010..Our objective was to investigate the associations between polymorphisms in representative genes of the renin angiotensin system with measures of cerebral blood flow regulation in older adults...
- Renin angiotensin system gene polymorphisms modify angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors' effect on cognitive function: the health, aging and body composition studyIhab Hajjar
Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1035-42. 2010....
- Hypertension and cerebral vasoreactivity: a continuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging studyIhab Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02131, USA
Hypertension 56:859-64. 2010..Because lower vasoreactivity is associated with poor outcomes, studies of the impact of antihypertensive on vasoreactivity are important...
- Hypertension, white matter hyperintensities, and concurrent impairments in mobility, cognition, and mood: the Cardiovascular Health StudyIhab Hajjar
Harvard Medical School, Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA, USA
Circulation 123:858-65. 2011....
- The relationship between blood pressure and cognitive functionVera Novak
Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 110 Francis Street, LMOB Suite 1b, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Nat Rev Cardiol 7:686-98. 2010..In this Review, we address the underlying pathophysiology and the existing evidence supporting the role of vascular factors in late-life cognitive decline...
- Hypertension: trends in prevalence, incidence, and controlIhab Hajjar
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St, Boston, Massachusetts 02131, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 27:465-90. 2006..Only about one third of all hypertensives are controlled in the United States. Programs that improve hypertension control rates and prevent hypertension are urgently needed...
- Hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, and the risk of falls in a community-dwelling elderly population: the maintenance of balance, independent living, intellect, and zest in the elderly of Boston studyAnupama Gangavati
Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 59:383-9. 2011..1)...
- Cross-sectional and longitudinal association between antihypertensive medications and cognitive impairment in an elderly populationIhab Hajjar
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:67-73. 2005....
- Trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the United States, 1988-2000Ihab Hajjar
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
JAMA 290:199-206. 2003..Prior analyses of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data through 1991 have suggested that hypertension prevalence is declining, but more recent self-reported rates of hypertension suggest that the rate is increasing...
- Regional variations of blood pressure in the United States are associated with regional variations in dietary intakes: the NHANES-III dataIhab Hajjar
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palmetto Health Alliance University of South Carolina, Columbia 29203, USA
J Nutr 133:211-4. 2003..quot; The region of the United States that includes the "stroke belt" has dietary patterns that may contribute to the high prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease...
- A multidisciplinary management program in primary care to improve hypertension control and healthy behaviors in elderly patientsIhab M Hajjar
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:624-6. 2007
- The impact of lifestyle behavior on hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in a southeastern populationBrandy K Dickson
Division of Geriatrics, Center for Senior Hypertension, Palmetto Health Richland/University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Am J Med Sci 332:211-5. 2006..Low levels of FV consumption and PA were noted especially in African-American patients and may explain this rate...
- Improving patient outcomes with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in elderly with hypertensionBrandy K Frost
Center for Senior Hypertension, Palmetto Health Richland, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA
J Am Acad Nurse Pract 18:104-15. 2006..The purpose of this article is to review the current knowledge regarding ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) use in clinical practice and to provide example cases for its use in a hypertension (HTN) specialty clinic...
- Dietary calcium lowers the age-related rise in blood pressure in the United States: the NHANES III surveyIhab M Hajjar
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Palmetto Health Alliance University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29206, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 5:122-6. 2003..001). If the calcium intake of the general population were to increase to above 1200 mg, the incidence of isolated systolic hypertension in the elderly might be decreased...
- A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of vitamin C in the management of hypertension and lipidsIhab M Hajjar
Division of Geriatrics, Palmetto Health Alliance and University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Am J Ther 9:289-93. 2002..Vitamin C supplementation lowers blood pressure in mildly hypertensive patients. There is no additional benefit for a higher dose than 500 mg daily. The effect of vitamin C is most likely to be only short term...