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  1. Research

    Association of angiotensinogen gene SNPs and haplotypes with risk of hypertension in eastern Indian population

    Angiotensinogen (AGT) enzyme comprises a vital module of RAAS system that effectively controls the blood pressure and related cardiovascular functions. Ample association studies have reported the importance of...

    Pulakes Purkait, Kalpataru Halder, Sunil Thakur, Abhishikta Ghosh Roy, Pradip Raychaudhuri, Sandip Bhattacharya, B. N. Sarkar and J. M. Naidu

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:12

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  2. Research

    The cardiovascular risk factors associated with the plaque pattern on coronary computed tomographic angiography in subjects for health check-up

    Although it is known that coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) offers highly negative predictive value to exclude obstructive coronary lesions, the plaque pattern on CCTA has not been fully underst...

    Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Hae-Ok Jung, Kiyuk Chang, Yun-Seok Choi and Jung Im Jung

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:6

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  3. Research

    Comparison of endothelial function improvement estimated with reactive hyperemia index between ramipril and telmisartan in hypertensive patients

    Endothelium has a function to regulate vascular tone by releasing mediators either vasodilating or vasoconstricting blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction can be measured conveniently by Reactive Hyperemia Ind...

    You-Jeong Ki, Jae-Bin Seo, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Hye Yeon Seo, Jin Yong Lee and Woo-Young Chung

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:4

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Research

    Effects of metabolic syndrome on aortic pulse wave velocity

    The purpose of this study was to compare the value and evaluate the validity of non-invasive methods for the detection of vascular stiffness in never-treated individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS).

    Dong-Hyeon Lee, Ho-Joong Youn, Woo-Baek Chung, Yun-Seok Choi, Jong-Min Lee, Chul-Soo Park, Hae-Ok Jung, Hui-Kyung Jeon and Man-Young Lee

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  5. Review

    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 oxid...

    Yin Hua Zhang

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:20

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  6. Research

    The flavor and acceptability of six different potassium-enriched (sodium reduced) iodized salts: a single-blind, randomized, crossover design

    Hypertension is a serious public health problem. Potassium-enriched salt is suggested as a tool for lowering blood pressure. However, its flavor and taste acceptability is essential for population-based salt r...

    Akram Maleki, Ali Reza Soltanian, Fatemeh Zeraati, Vida Sheikh and Jalal Poorolajal

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:18

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  7. Research

    Prognostic value of systolic short-term blood pressure variability in systolic heart failure

    Traditional cardiovascular risk factors in the general population are usually correlated to a better prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). Most of the studies show that blood pressure variabil...

    Matthieu Berry, Olivier Lairez, Joelle Fourcade, Jérôme Roncalli, Didier Carrié, Atul Pathak, Bernard Chamontin and Michel Galinier

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:16

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  8. Review

    Clinical assessment of hypertension in children

    The use of blood pressure measurements have become a routine part of physical exam for the evacuation of cardiovascular health adults and, more recently, children. The most widely used definition of hypertensi...

    Nisarg Patel and Nicole Walker

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:15

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  9. Research

    Changes of blood pressure, abdominal visceral fat tissue and gene expressions in fetal programming induced rat model after amlodipine–losartan combination treatment

    There are a number of complications that can occur if there is under-nutrition during pregnancy followed by a period of rapid catch-up growth, including a higher chance of adult obesity, insulin resistance and...

    Ji Hyen Lee, Hyeryon Lee, Sang Mi Lee, Pil Je Kang, Kwan Chang Kim and Young Mi Hong

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:12

    Published on: 5 April 2016

  10. Review

    A review on prescribing patterns of antihypertensive drugs

    Hypertension continues to be an important public health concern because of its associated morbidity, mortality and economic impact on the society. It is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular, cerebrovas...

    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

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:7

    Published on: 27 March 2016

  11. Research

    The utility of biomarker risk prediction score in patients with chronic heart failure

    Chronic heart failure (CHF) has been remained a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortaluty. The risk stratification of CHF individuals based on clinical criteria and biomarkers' models may improve...

    Alexander E. Berezin, Alexander A. Kremzer, Yulia V. Martovitskaya, Tatyana A. Berezina and Tatyana A. Samura

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:3

    Published on: 11 March 2016

  12. Research

    Impact of uncontrolled hypertension on 12-month clinical outcomes following below-the-knee arteries (BTK) interventions in patients with critical limb ischemia

    Despite intensive anti-hypertensive treatment, overall control rates of only 30 ~ 50 % have been reported in patients with hypertension (HTN). However, clinical significance and angiographic characteristics of...

    Sung Il Im, Seung-Woon Rha, Byoung Geol Choi, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Joong Lee, Sun ki Lee, Ji Bak Kim, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Jin Won Kim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo and Dong Joo Oh

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:9

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  13. Research

    Association between insufficient medication of antihypertensives and the severity of acute ischemic stroke

    Although recent studies have suggested that adherence to antihypertensive treatment reduced stroke incidence, the relationship of adherence to antihypertensives with stroke severity has not been studied. This ...

    Kyung Bok Lee, Jeong-Yoon Lee, Nari Choi, Jee-Eun Yoon, Dong-Won Shin, Ji-Sun Kim, Hakjae Roh, Moo-Young Ahn, Hye-Won Hwang and Min-Su Hyon

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:11

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  14. Research

    Electrocardiogram derived QRS duration associations with elevated central aortic systolic pressure (CASP) in a rural Australian population

    Prolonged electrocardiogram QRS durations are often present in hypertensive patients. Small increases in QRS duration serve as independent risk factors for both increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality...

    Yvonne Yin Leng Lee, Paul Reidler, Herbert Jelinek, Yung Seng Lee, Yuling Zhou, Brett D. Hambly, Joel McCabe, Slade Matthews, Honghong Ke, Hassan Assareh and Craig S. McLachlan

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:6

    Published on: 16 February 2016

  15. Research

    The role of abnormal metabolic conditions on arterial stiffness in healthy subjects with no drug treatment

    Subjects with abnormal metabolic conditions had increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We investigated the role of abnormal metabolic conditions on arterial stiffness in healthy subjects with no drug treat...

    Hyo-Sang Hwang, Kwang-Pil Ko, Myeong Gun Kim, Sihun Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Wook Jin Chung, Mi Seung Shin and Seung Hwan Han

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:13

    Published on: 16 February 2016

  16. Research

    Prevalence and characteristics of resistant hypertension at primary clinics in Korea: a nationwide cross-sectional study

    Although resistant hypertension (RH) is known to be associated with higher rates of cardiovascular events than is non-RH, there are no reported data on the prevalence of RH in Korean patients. We evaluated the...

    Kwang No Lee, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Jin Won Kim, Eung Ju Kim, Seung-Woon Rha, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh and Chang Gyu Park

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:4

    Published on: 31 January 2016

  17. Research

    Lifestyle including dietary habits and changes in coronary artery calcium score: a retrospective cohort study

    General diet and lifestyle are considered to have an effect on levels of atherosclerosis but previous studies have shown inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to investigate whether macronutrient int...

    EunSun Cheong, Jong-Young Lee, Sung Ho Lee, Jin-Ho Kang, Bum-Soo Kim, Byung Jin Kim and Ki-Chul Sung

    Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:5

    Published on: 28 January 2016

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