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Hypertension, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blocking agents, and COVID-19

Si-Hyuck Kang, Dong-Hoon Lee, Kyung-Do Han, Jin-Hyung Jung, Sang-Hyun Park, Andrew M. Dai, Henry G. Wei, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae & Cheol-Ho Kim 
Clinical Hypertension volume 27, Article number: 11 (2021)

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Patients with hypertension had worse COVID-19 outcomes than those without hypertension, while the use of RAAS-blocking agents was not associated with increased risk of any adverse study outcomes. 

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Korea hypertension fact sheet 2020: analysis of nationwide population-based data

Hyeon Chang Kim, So Mi Jemma Cho, Hokyou Lee, Hyeok-Hee Lee, Jongmin Baek & Ji Eun Heo for the Korean Society of Hypertension (KSH) – Hypertension Epidemiology Research Working Group

Clinical Hypertension volume 27, Article number: 8 (2021) 

The Korean Society of Hypertension published a fact sheet based on the analysis of the two nationwide health surveys of  Korean population. With steep increase of people diagnosed with hypertension in Korea over the past two decades, management and control of hypertension are becoming well-awared topic and among Korean population. 

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.

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  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

    Content type: Review

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.

Editor's Profile

 New Content ItemProf Wook-Jin Chung, Editor-in-Chief

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.  

Aims and scope

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.

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