Journal of

Hypertension and ManagementISSN: 2474-3690


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510014

Analysis of the Phenomenon of Endoleak of Type I A. Influence of the Mechanical Characterization of the Aorta

Altnji HE, Mbodj C, Bou-Said B and Walter-Le Berre H

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 08, 2016

Models of the mechanical behaviour of arterial walls are required for mechanical applications in cardiovascular disease treatments, such as Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) in particular, to contribute to the ability to predict type IA endoleak. In this work, an explicit finite-element in-house code was used to evaluate the stresses generated by the blood flow in a whole system consisting of the endograft, plaque, and aneurysmal aorta. The developed numerical model was modified to...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510013

Hypertension and Anesthesia: What's New?

Pascal Colson and Philippe Gaudard

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 16, 2016

Hypertension is a very common disease, the first etiology of chronic cardiovascular disease in adult patients who undergo surgery. Improvement in HTA management is undeniable, but some concerns remain for the perioperative period. This article makes a short review of the state of the art regarding the anesthesia management of hypertensive patient during the perioperative period, with a special focus on anesthesia-hypertension interference....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510012

Rethinking our Guideline System: Returning to Evidence Based Medicine as it was Originally Intended

Seth J Baum and Casey Peavler

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 20, 2016

The scientific literature is burgeoning at an alarming rate, making it impossible for physicians to integrate, let alone read even a miniscule portion of publications. The STM, a global organization whose aim is to disseminate results of high-level research and publications, recently assessed the magnitude of the literature boom. In 2012 they reported that 1.8 to 1.9 million papers were published in 28,100 active scholarly journals. With regulatory demands equally explosive, how are physicians t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510011

Space Flight and Lunar Dust Hypertension

William J. Rowe

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: April 18, 2016

As a member of a North American Fitness Delegation to China in 1988, with an invitation to present a paper in Guangzhou, I chose as a role model Sy Mah, holder of the Guinness Book of Records for having completed 524 marathons. Mah, a professor of physical education at the University of Toledo, was on a sabbatical in Boston and drove all night for his stress test in the morning; it was very abnormal with evidence of severe ischemia. Because of time constraints, I took him to the Medical College ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510010

Prevalence of Hypertensive Emergency in Emergency Room of Rajavithi Hospital

Sumitra Piyanuttapull and Jaruboot Angsanakul

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 09, 2016

Hypertensive crisis is common among patients visiting emergency room (ER). Majority of these patients can be treated on an outpatient basis (hypertensive urgency). Other patients have acute end-organ damage and higher morbidity and mortality (hypertensive emergency). However, no study on the prevalence of hypertensive emergency in ER in Thailand was found. We aim to evaluate the prevalence and also potential predictors of hypertensive emergency....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510009

Noninvasive Tools Used Nowadays in both, Clinical Practice and Trials in Order to Assess Blood Pressure

Martyna Zaleska, Olga Mozenska, Katarzyna Nikelewska, Magdalena Chrabaszcz, Weronika Rygier, Jan Gieraltowski, Monika Petelczyc and Dariusz A Kosior

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: April 02, 2016

Hypertension affects currently around 1 billion people worldwide and cardiovascular disease remains the most frequent cause of mortality worldwide. Hypertension societies publish cyclically recommendations how to diagnose and manage this illness. Some of them describes tools used to diagnose this disease, others do not. However nowadays many new methods are introduced to assess blood pressure (BP) values. Some of them allow only to obtain central or systolic BP, others are used currently only in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510008

Is There an Association between Oral Helicobacter pylori and Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease?

XM Wang and JKC Yee

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 02, 2016

Arterial hypertension is a risk factor for atherosclerosis of whose pathogenesis is unknown but had been reported as associated with H. pylori infection. Growing evidence underscores the causative role of endothelial dysfunction with infection. A possible association between H. pylori infection and cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders has been found....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510007

Barriers and Facilitators to Referral for Asymptomatic Hypertension in the Emergency Department: A Multidisciplinary Survey of ED Providers in U.S.

Kimberly Souffront, Deborah Chyun, Christine Kovner and Olubenga Ogedegbe

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 24, 2016

Despite the magnitude of hypertension (HTN)-associated morbidity and mortality, HTN remains under diagnosed and poorly controlled, making elevated blood pressure (BP) a problem frequently encountered in the emergency department (ED). Nearly 44% of patients in the ED have elevated BP, compared to 27% of those who visit their primary care provider (PCP), and this disproportionately affects ethnic minorities and the elderly....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510006

Assessment of Diastolic Behavior of Patients with Hypertension vs. other Myocardial Diseases Using an External Pressure Transducer and Short Handgrip Exercise

Manolas Jan

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: March 23, 2016

Pressocardiogram is a very old noninvasive technique that has been used widely in noninvasive laboratories in and out of hospitals by applying transthoracically an optimal pressure sensor over the maximal LV impulse. It has been proved that this pulse pressure tracing obtained over the maximal LV impulse reflects LVP curve in time and slopes....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510005

Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Current and Clinical Trial Modalities

Raheel Khan, Taimur Abbasi, Roberto F. Machado and Jiwang Chen

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 02, 2016

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a deadly cardiovascular disease that follows a progressive and symptomatic course. This disease presents in approximately 15 cases per million each year and is categorized into five different groups based on established or presumed etiology. The poorly understood role of BMPR II mutation, early onset and severity of symptoms and increased fatality rate associated with IPAH make treatment a challenge for physicians. Current treatment options focus on the three main ...

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