Featured article: Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in hypertension – an update

Hypertension is a prevalent condition worldwide and is the key risk factor for fatal cardiovascular complications, such as stroke, sudden cardiac death and heart failure. Reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) in the endothelium is an important precursor for impaired vasodilation and hypertension. Recent consensus is that both endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthases (eNOS or NOS3 and nNOS or NOS1) are the constitutive sources of NO in the myocardium. In this short review, the authors will endeavor to overview new findings of the up-stream and downstream regulation of cardiac nNOS in hypertension, shed light on the underlying mechanisms which may be of therapeutic value in hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

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  1. Review

    A review on prescribing patterns of antihypertensive drugs

    Noah Jarari, Narasinga Rao, Jagannadha Rao Peela, Khaled A. Ellafi, Srikumar Shakila, Abdul R. Said, Nagaraja Kumari Nelapalli, Yupa Min, Kin Darli Tun, Syed Ibrahim Jamallulail, Avinash Kousik Rawal, Ranjani Ramanujam, Ramesh Naidu Yedla, Dhilip Kumar Kandregula, Anuradha Argi and Laxmi Teja Peela

    Published on: 27 March 2016

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Archival content

Clinical Hypertension is a continuation of the Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension, formerly published by IB Planning Co. All content from Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension is freely available at KoreaMed.


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Editor's Profile

Prof Jong-Won Ha, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Ha is Professor of medicine at the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He gained his MD degree at Yonsei University College of Medicine and was awarded a PhD in medical science by Yonsei University in 1997. He then joined the faculty where is remained and currently serves as Professor of medicine.

His research interests primarily focus on left ventricular diastolic function, exercise physiology and arterial alteration. His approach has deepened understanding of the mechanisms leading to heart failure and exertional dyspnea.

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KOSH annual congress

The 26th meeting of the International Society of Hypertension is to be held in collaboration with the Korean Society of Hypertension and the Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension.

The meeting is to be held on 24th-29th September in Seoul. The theme of this year's meeting is “Working Together for Better Blood Pressure Control and Cardiovascular Disease.″

We look forward to your support and participation.

Aims and scope

Clinical Hypertension is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that focuses on areas within hypertension research and vascular disorders.