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  1. Complications of hypertension are particularly common in people of African descent but previous reports had suggested rarity of hypertensive retinopathy in black Africans. We evaluated retinal changes among Ni...

    Authors: A. B. Omotoso, P. M. Kolo, T. O. Olanrewaju, J. F. Owoeye, S. A. Biliaminu and V. A. Olatunji
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:19
  2. 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...

    Authors: Akram Maleki, Ali Reza Soltanian, Fatemeh Zeraati, Vida Sheikh and Jalal Poorolajal
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:18
  3. 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...

    Authors: Matthieu Berry, Olivier Lairez, Joelle Fourcade, Jérôme Roncalli, Didier Carrié, Atul Pathak, Bernard Chamontin and Michel Galinier
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:16
  4. 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...

    Authors: Nisarg Patel and Nicole Walker
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:15
  5. Hypertensive crisis is a medical emergency that can cause acute damage to multiple end-organs. However, relatively little is known on the etiology, treatment, and outcomes of hypertensive crisis in Korean chil...

    Authors: Geum Hwa Lee, I Re Lee, Se Jin Park, Ji Hong Kim, Ji Young Oh and Jae Il Shin
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:10
  6. 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...

    Authors: Ji Hyen Lee, Hyeryon Lee, Sang Mi Lee, Pil Je Kang, Kwan Chang Kim and Young Mi Hong
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:12
  7. 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...

    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
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:7
  8. 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...

    Authors: Alexander E. Berezin, Alexander A. Kremzer, Yulia V. Martovitskaya, Tatyana A. Berezina and Tatyana A. Samura
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:3
  9. Authors: Sung Il Choi, Soon Kil Kim, Sungha Park, Ju Han Kim, Sang Hyun Ihm, Gwang-il Kim, Woo Shik Kim, Wook Bum Pyun, Yu-Mi Kim and Jinho Shin
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:14

    The original article was published in Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:8

  10. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:9
  11. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:11
  12. 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...

    Authors: Hyo-Sang Hwang, Kwang-Pil Ko, Myeong Gun Kim, Sihun Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Wook Jin Chung, Mi Seung Shin and Seung Hwan Han
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:13
  13. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:6
  14. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:4
  15. 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...

    Authors: EunSun Cheong, Jong-Young Lee, Sung Ho Lee, Jin-Ho Kang, Bum-Soo Kim, Byung Jin Kim and Ki-Chul Sung
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:5
  16. Resistant hypertension (RH) may be one of the cause of the plateau in improving the control rate in hypertension (HT) management. The misdiagnosis of RH by clinic blood pressure (BP) is important clinical prob...

    Authors: Sung Il Choi, Soon Kil Kim, Sungha Park, Ju Han Kim, Sang Hyun Ihm, Gwang-il Kim, Woo Shik Kim, Wook Bum Pyun, Yu-Mi Kim and Jinho Shin
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:8

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:14

  17. Chronic intermittent hypoxia, platelet activation and inflammation all play roles in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Th...

    Authors: Yeo-Jeong Song, Jae Hwan Kwon, Joo Yeon Kim, Bo Young Kim and Kyoung Im Cho
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2016 22:1
  18. Epicardial fat tissue is known to have an unique endocrine function which affect the cardiac autonomic system. Heart rate recovery (HRR) is a simple non-invasive measurement that assesses autonomic nervous sys...

    Authors: Da-Jung Kim, Kyoung-Im Cho, Eun-A Cho, Jin-Wook Lee, Hyun-Joon Park, Sun-Min Kim, Hyun-Su Kim and Jung Ho Heo
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:24
  19. Fatty liver is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) but it may also occur without MetS. Whether resolution of fatty liver in the general population affects risk of MetS is unknown. Our aim was to determin...

    Authors: Eun Na Han, Eun Sun Cheong, Jeong In Lee, Min Chul Kim, Christopher D. Byrne and Ki-Chul Sung
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:22
  20. Left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction in children and adolescents with essential hypertension tend to be underdiagnosed. The aims of this study were to investigate left ventricular hypertrophy...

    Authors: Heirim Lee, Young-Hwa Kong, Kyung-Hee Kim, June Huh, I-Seok Kang and Jinyoung Song
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:21
  21. Hypertension is associated with microcirculatory disturbance, and erythrocyte deformability is a major determinant of the microcirculation. However, impairment of erythrocyte deformability in hypertensive pati...

    Authors: Keita Odashiro, Kazuyuki Saito, Takeshi Arita, Toru Maruyama, Takehiko Fujino and Koichi Akashi
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:17
  22. This study examined whether psychosocial variables influenced patients’ perception and experience of side effects of their medicines, how they coped with these experiences and the impact on medication adherenc...

    Authors: Irene A. Kretchy, Frances T. Owusu-Daaku, Samuel A. Danquah and Emmanuel Asampong
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:19
  23. Although evidence exists that adolescents’ hypertension could lead to adults’ hypertension, it is a general belief that measures for early detection and treatment of this condition is seldom undertaken especia...

    Authors: Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Muhammad A. Usman, Adewale L. Oyeyemi and Olabode A. Jaiyeola
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:16
  24. The expression ‘hypertensive urgencies’ includes many diseases. The unifying features of these diseases are a high level of arterial pressure and acute distress of one or more organs. The aim of the review was...

    Authors: Alfonso Lagi and Simone Cencetti
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:20
  25. Hypertension, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), is frequently associated with other CVD risk factors. Despite recent improvement in blood pressure (BP) control in Europe, a substantial proportion...

    Authors: David Wu, George Mansoor and Christian Kempf
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:18
  26. Serum uric acid (UA) has been known to have a positive association with blood pressure (BP). However, the relationship between serum UA and BP in different age groups is unclear.

    Authors: Jae Joong Lee, Jeonghoon Ahn, Jinseub Hwang, Seong Woo Han, Kwang No Lee, Ji Bak Kim, Sunki Lee, Jin Oh Na, Hong Euy Lim, Jin Won Kim, Seung-Woon Rha, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh and Eung Ju Kim
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:14
  27. Angiotensin II (Ang II) contributes to the pathological process of vascular structures, including renal glomeruli by hemodynamic and nonhemodynamic direct effects. On renal effects, Ang II plays an important r...

    Authors: Tae-Sun Ha, Hye-Young Park, Su-Bin Seong and Hee Yul Ahn
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:13
  28. Hypertension is a major and correctable cardiovascular risk factor. The correct diagnosis of hypertension and precise assessment of cardiovascular risk are essential to give proper treatment in patients with h...

    Authors: Jae-Hwan Lee and Jae-Hyeong Park
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:9
  29. Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The majority of patients, however, cannot easily maintain a healthy blood pressure. Therefore, lifestyle modifications are important ...

    Authors: Hye-Rim Hwang, Jeong-Gyu Lee, Sangyeop Lee, Kwang Soo Cha, Jung Hyun Choi, Dong-Wook Jeong, Yu-Hyun Yi, Young-Hye Cho, Young-Jin Tak and Yun-Jin Kim
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:8
  30. The measurement of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) via ultrasound has been established as a reliable non-invasive measurement of endothelial function. However, the guidelines mention nothing regarding diurnal v...

    Authors: Yong Cheol Kim, Kyeong Ho Yun, Sun Ho Woo, Young Hoon Jeong, Jae Hong Lim, Kyo Bum Hwang, Jin Woo Jeong, Mi Rim Lee, Jeong Mi Lee, Sang Jae Rhee, Nam-Ho Kim, Seok Kyu Oh and Jin-Won Jeong
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:6
  31. Arterial stiffness of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), which is expected to be increased due to a generalized atherosclerotic process of human body, may be more evident after the acute increase of ...

    Authors: Shin-Hang Moon, Jae-Cheol Moon, Da-Hee Heo, Young-Hyup Lim, Joon-Hyouk Choi, Song-Yi Kim, Ki-Seok Kim and Seung-Jae Joo
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:5
  32. Different treatment strategies are suggested for special situations. Hypertension is common in the elderly and frequently accompanied by or complicates other clinical conditions such as metabolic syndrome, cor...

    Authors: Jinho Shin, Jeong Bae Park, Kwang-il Kim, Ju Han Kim, Dong Heon Yang, Wook Bum Pyun, Young Gweon Kim, Gheun-Ho Kim and Shung Chull Chae
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:3
  33. Treatment strategies are provided in accordance with the level of global cardiovascular risk, from lifestyle modification in the lower risk group to more comprehensive treatment in the higher risk group. Consi...

    Authors: Jinho Shin, Jeong Bae Park, Kwang-il Kim, Ju Han Kim, Dong Heon Yang, Wook Bum Pyun, Young Gweon Kim, Gheun-Ho Kim and Shung Chull Chae
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:2
  34. The standardized techniques of blood pressure measurement in the clinic are emphasized and the indications for ambulatory and/or home blood pressure monitoring are specified more broadly. The epidemiologic fin...

    Authors: Jinho Shin, Jeong Bae Park, Kwang-il Kim, Ju Han Kim, Dong Heon Yang, Wook Bum Pyun, Young Gweon Kim, Gheun-Ho Kim and Shung Chull Chae
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:1
  35. Previously, renal artery pseudoaneurysms were thought to be extremely uncommon. However, these lesions are now being detected more frequently as incidental findings on computed tomography, magnetic resonance i...

    Authors: Myung-Sung Kim, Young-Bae Lee, Jae-Hyuk Lee, Chae-Wan Lim, Jun-Hyoung Kim, Hye-Min Choi and Dong-Jin Oh
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2015 20:4

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:7

  36. Arterial hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease in older than middle-aged patients. Reported incidence of secondary hypertension in this age group is around 10%. To evaluate secondary hypertens...

    Authors: Hee Dong Kim, Mi-Na Kim, Su-A Kim, Sue In Choi, Jah Yeon Choi, Ji Hye Seo, Sung Hoon Park, Seong-Mi Park and Wan-Joo Shim
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2014 20:5
  37. Wall shear stress (WSS) is critically important in both vascular remodeling and atherosclerosis. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and deformation parameters have been used as relevant indicators of carotid...

    Authors: Joung Wook Yang, Kyoung Im Cho, Je Hun Kim, Soo Young Kim, Cheol Su Kim, Ga In You, Jin Young Lee, Seon Yoon Choi, Sea Won Lee, Hyun Soo Kim, Jung Ho Heo, Tae Joon Cha and Jae Woo Lee
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2014 20:10
  38. The relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure (BP) is affected by many factors such as absolute level of sodium intake, salt sensitivity, and the accuracy or the timing of the BP measurement. There...

    Authors: Jinho Shin, Enshi Xu, Young Hyo Lim, Bo Youl Choi, Bae Keun Kim, Yong Gu Lee, Mi Kyung Kim, Mari Mori and Yukio Yamori
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2014 20:9

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:11

  39. It has been reported that the chemotherapeutic agent, adriamycin, not only has an effect on the myocardium but also on the arteries. The aim of this study is to elucidate effects of adriamycin and an angiotens...

    Authors: Jae-Sun Uhm, Woo-Baek Chung, Jung-Sook Yoon, Yong-Seog Oh and Ho-Joong Youn
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2014 20:8

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Clinical Hypertension 2015 21:12

  40. We are delighted to announce the launch of the new journal Clinical Hypertension. Clinical Hypertension is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal, which will publish scientific investigation of the highest...

    Authors: Jong-Won Ha
    Citation: Clinical Hypertension 2014 20:7

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