Featured review: Carotid artery intima-media thickness and hypertensive heart disease: a short review
Sustained by its relative ease of assessment, carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) has emerged as an important surrogate marker of target organ damage in hypertensive heart disease over the last three decades. However, the prognostic utility of cIMT in hypertensive heart disease differs depending on its application. This review outlines cIMT and its prognostic utility among patients with hypertensive heart disease. It provides an overview of limitations of cIMT and areas for future research.
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.
We are pleased to announce that all articles published in Clinical Hypertension journal are included in PubMed, PubMed Central and DOAJ.
Prof 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.
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.