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Welcome to Clinical Hypertension

Affiliated with the Korean Society of Hypertension, Clinical Hypertension publishes in all areas of hypertension, pulmonary hypertension and vascular disorders including vascular biology, pharmacology, pediatric hypertension and imaging. Articles published in Clinical Hypertension also encompass other disciplines such as neuroscience, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology and nursing. Our expert Editorial Board welcomes submissions from across our subject area, and we pride ourselves on providing a swift editorial response.

Featured article

Korea hypertension fact sheet 2021: analysis of nationwide population-based data with special focus on hypertension in women

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The Korean Society of Hypertension has published the Korea Hypertension Fact Sheet 2021 to provide an overview of the magnitude and management status of hypertension and their recent trends. The Fact Sheets are based on the analyses of Korean adults aged 20 years or older of the 1998–2019 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and the 2002–2019 National Health Insurance Big Data.

Korean Society of Hypertension (KSH)–Hypertension Epidemiology Research Working Group

Clinical Hypertension volume 28, Article number: 1 (2022) 

Featured research

Clinical impact of guideline-based practice and patients’ adherence in uncontrolled hypertension

Chronic diseases like hypertension need comprehensive lifetime management. This study assessed clinical and patient-reported outcomes and compared them by treatment patterns and adherence at 6 months among uncontrolled hypertensive patients in Korea.

Il Suk Sohn, Chong Jin Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Byung Jin Kim, Jae Woong Choi, Doo-Il Kim, Sang-Hak Lee, Woo-Hyuk Song, Dong Woon Jeon, Tae Jun Cha, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Seong-Hoon Lim, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Han Shin, Ung Kim, Jae-Jin Kwak, Jun-Bean Park, Jin-Hye Cha, Young-Joo Kim, Jimi Choi & Juneyoung Lee 
Clinical Hypertension volume 27, Article number: 26 (2021)


  1. Authors: Eun-Seok Jeon, Sang Wook Lim, Seok-Yeon Kim, Hyoung-Mo Yang, Moo Hyun Kim, Moo-Yong Rhee, Seung Hwan Han, Jinho Shin, Kwang-il Kim, Jin-Ok Jeong, Ki Chul Sung, Geu Ru Hong, Hyung-Seop Kim, Kihwan Kwon, Tae-Soo Kang, Hae-Young Lee…

  1. Authors: 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

Archival content

Clinical Hypertension is a continuation of the Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension, formerly published by IB Planning Co. All previous content(1995-2014) from the Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension is freely available at  its official website.

Aims and scope

Clinical Hypertension is the official journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension, and the Korean Society of Pulmonary Hypertension.

Clinical Hypertension is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that aims to publish in all areas of hypertension and vascular disorders. We aim to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research throughout the hypertension community.

The journal focuses on areas within peripheral vascular diseases, vascular biology, cellular and molecular biology, clinical hypertension, epidemiology, nephrology, endocrinology, neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, pediatric hypertension and basic science. Clinical Hypertension is a continuation of the Korean journal, Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension

Legacy Contents

All previous contents (1995-2014) from the Journal of the Korean Society of Hypertension are freely available at its official website.

Society affiliation and support of APC

Clinical Hypertension is the official journal of Korean Society of Hypertension (KSH).
KSH sponsors full amount of APC for all the articles accepted for publication so that the authors do not need to pay. 


Prof Wook-Jin Chung

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Prof Chung is Professor of Medicine at the Gachon University College of Medicine in Incheon, Korea. He gained his MD degree at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea and was awarded a PhD in medical science by Yonsei University in 2009. He then joined the faculty of Gachon University and currently serves as Professor of Medicine. His research interests primarily focus on pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and cardiac imaging including innovative device developments. His approach has deepened the understanding of pathophysiology leading to translational deep phenotyping and therapeutic options in hypertension, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure.  

See the list of Editorial Board members.

2018 Korean Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of hypertension

New Content ItemIn response to the growing need for revision of the hypertension treatment guideline, the Guideline Committee of the Korean Society of Hypertension have written their updated guidelines for the management of hypertension. The articles cover epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment and treatment of hypertension, and hypertension in special situations.

Indexing Services

We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Clinical Hypertension journal are covered and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Web of Science (ESCI),  Scopus, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Proquest, KoreaMed, CAS and DOAJ.

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