White Coat Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Innocent or Not?
Evrim Kargin Cakici, Eda Didem Kurt Sukur, Fatma Yazilitaş, 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...
New Pharmacologic Therapy for Hypertension in Pregnancy
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...