Journal of

Hypertension and ManagementISSN: 2474-3690

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510046

Prevalence of Hypertension among Rural Adults and Availability of Management Services in Abimbola Community, Ayedaade Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria

Ojima Zechariah Wada, David B Olawade, Temitope D Afolalu, Awe O Oluwatofarati and Iyanuoluwa G Akinwalere

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 11, 2020

With over a billion people across the globe living with hypertension and over a tenth of the global annual mortality being attributed to hypertension, it is no surprise why this disease is of great public health concern. In the bid to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by the year 2025, recent data about the current prevalence and disparities in health intervention is required. This study provides relevant information about the prevalence of hypertension in a distant rural community in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510045

Opportunistic Screening for Hypertension, Overweight and Obesity among Companions of Patients Attending the Family Medicine Clinic of a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Oyeyemi Olaniran, Olayinka O Ogunleye and Funke Ojomu

Article Type: Cross Sectional Study | First Published: January 09, 2020

Current evidence reveals that the prevalence of hypertension and obesity is rising, and health care providers have the responsibility to treat a fast-growing population of individuals with these diseases. Health providers focus interventions on their patients, while ignoring the burden of non-communicable diseases in family members. Patients, particularly those with chronic diseases, often come accompanied to clinic visits by caregivers, family members or paid employees. This presents an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510043

White Coat Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Innocent or Not?

Evrim Kargin Cakici, Eda Didem Kurt Sukur, Fatma YazilitaƟ, Gokce Gur, Tulin Gungor, Evra Celikkaya, Deniz Karakaya and Mehmet Bulbul

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2019

The clinical significance of white coat hypertension is still uncertain. We aimed to evaluate children with white coat hypertension regarding their clinical, laboratory characteristics, evidence of target organ damage and compare them to normotensive and hypertensive children. Fourty patients diagnosed with white coat hypertension, 40 patients with primary hypertension and 40 normotensive children of similar age, gender and body mass index were included in the study. Ambulatory blood pressure mo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510042

Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Hypertension

Abdulmecit Afsin, Ramazan Asoglu, Ertugrul Kurtoglu and Hakan Kaya

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 05, 2019

Concentric or eccentric left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent prognostic factor of major cardiovascular events in hypertension (HT). A high neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is correlated with high mortality and poor prognosis in cardiovascular disease. This study was performed to investigate the associations between NLR and different left ventricular (LV) geometric patterns in patients with newly diagnosed HT....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510041

New Pharmacologic Therapy for Hypertension in Pregnancy

Byrne TJ

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 03, 2019

There has been virtually no change for three decades in the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy and it's many namesakes: Pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, superimposed preeclampsia, gestosis, etc. all of which shall be referred to in the rest of this article as PIH. In part this is because of an incomplete understanding of its physiology and pathophysiology, partly because the only widely accepted treatment, labetalol, does not work well and causes fetal growth restriction. This is a s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510040

Lactate Dehydrogenase in Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy: Severity or Diagnosis Marker?

Fernando Vazquez-Alaniz, Jose Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Osmel La-llave-Leon, Edna Madai-Mendez Hernandez, Marcelo Barraza-Salas, Eda Guadalupe Ramirez- Valles, Norma Urtiz-Estrada, Mario Lumbreras Marquez, Jose Miguel Montes-Herrera and Cesar Yhamel Sanchez-Bernal

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 06, 2019

Lactate dehydrogenase has had an exciting journey as a utility marker in different illnesses, but currently, its clinical utility has been relegated to confirm hemolysis, as a tumor marker, and as a diagnostic biomarker of preeclampsia. The findings of lactate dehydrogenase concentrations taking reference values to healthy persons are not consistent when these are related to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, mainly to begin symptoms or little severity presentation. The goal in this work was t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510039

It is Possible that there is a Phenotype of the Metabolic Syndrome in Infants

Fernando Aguirre Palacios

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: May 11, 2019

This editorial is dedicated to obesity, overweight, and sedentarism in infants. The original work was published a few months ago in the Journal of Hypertension and Vascular Risk, with the intention of initiating a global campaign to address the pandemic of obesity from an early age, looking for measurement tools that allow monitoring of intervention programs aimed at reducing it. The intention of the present work was to find the simplest proposal, innovative, and novel, to screen, kids with a hi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510038

Nutraceuticals with Blood Pressure Lowering Potential: A Summary of Clinically Relevant Information

Kate Levenberg, David Proctor, Michael Flanagan, Yasina Somani and Faisal Aziz

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 11, 2019

Nearly half of patients diagnosed with hypertension are unable to keep their blood pressure under control despite pharmacologic intervention, indicating a need for adjunctive anti-hypertensive therapies. Nutraceuticals may be a promising option for intervention due to their ease of implementation and demonstrated efficacy. The use of nutraceuticals clinically has thus far been limited by a lack of guidelines, likely stemming from a history of poor regulatory standards that allow supplements to g...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3690/1510037

Role of Nutraceuticals in the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases

Quiara Lovatti Alves, Samuel Barbosa Camargo and DarIzy Flavia Silva

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 21, 2019

Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, stoke, end-stage renal disease and erectile dysfunction. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide, and although their etiology were multifactorial, eating habits have been associated with its development. There has been a great deal of interest in studies associating the beneficial effects of food with prevention and tre...

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