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  1. Research

    Effect of respiratory pattern on automated clinical blood pressure measurement: an observational study with normotensive subjects

    It has been reported that deep breathing could reduce blood pressures (BP) in general. It is also known that BP is decreased during inhalation and increased during exhalation. Therefore, the measured BPs could...

    Natalia Herakova, Nnenna Harmony Nzeribe Nwobodo, Ying Wang, Fei Chen and Dingchang Zheng

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:15

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  2. Research

    Determinants of uncontrolled hypertension among clients on anti-retroviral therapy in Kadoma City, Zimbabwe, 2016

    Clients on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) are living longer and have risk of hypertension. Side effects of medicines and aging increase this risk. Hypertension prevalence among clients on ART in Kadoma City was...

    Pamela Nyaradzai Magande, Daniel Chirundu, Notion Tafara Gombe, More Mungati and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:14

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  3. Review

    Pathophysiology of copeptin in kidney disease and hypertension

    Copeptin is derived from the cleavage of the precursor of arginine vasopressin (AVP), produced in an equimolar ratio in hypothalamus and processed during axonal transport AVP is an unstable peptide and has a s...

    Baris Afsar

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:13

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  4. Letter to the Editor

    Hypertensive response to exercise and exercise training in hypertension: odd couple no more

    The diagnostic and prognostic implication of exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise has been controversial, with opinions ranging from a benign process to a harbinger of potential cardiovascular morbi...

    Elisa Caldarone, Paolo Severi, Mario Lombardi, Stefania D’Emidio, Andrea Mazza, Maria Grazia Bendini and Massimo Leggio

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:11

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  5. Research

    Attitudes and preferences for the clinical management of hypertension and hypertension-related cerebrovascular disease in the general practice: results of the Italian hypertension and brain survey

    The aim of this survey was to evaluate attitudes and preferences for the clinical management of hypertension and hypertension-related cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in Italy.

    Giuliano Tocci, Arrigo F. Cicero, Massimo Salvetti, Maria Beatrice Musumeci, Andrea Ferrucci, Claudio Borghi and Massimo Volpe

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:10

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  6. Research

    Systolic blood pressure but not electrocardiogram QRS duration is associated with heart rate variability (HRV): a cross-sectional study in rural Australian non-diabetics

    A positive correlation between ECG derived QRS duration and heart rate variability (HRV) parameters had previously been reported in young healthy adults. We note this study used a narrow QRS duration range, an...

    Yvonne Yin Leng Lee, Herbert F. Jelinek and Craig S. McLachlan

    Clinical Hypertension 2017 23:9

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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