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Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension

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Joaquin Garcia-Estañ, University of Murcia, Spain


Arterial pressure is continuously monitored by various sensors located within the body. Whenever arterial pressure varies from normal, multiple reflex responses are initiated, which cause adjustments in cardiac output and total peripheral resistance, needed to return arterial pressure to its normal value. In the short term (seconds), these adjustments are brought about by changes in the activity of the autonomic nerves leading to the heart and peripheral vessels. In the long term (minutes to days), other mechanisms such as changes in cardiac output brought about by changes in blood volume play an increasingly important role in the control of arterial pressure. Arterial hypertension is the condition of persistent, abnormal elevation of systemic arterial or blood pressure. Hypertension affects a substantial proportion of the adult population worldwide. Numerous genetic, environmental and behavioral factors influence the development of hypertension. In turn, hypertension has been identified as a major causative risk factor for cardiovascular diseases including heart and kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. Authors are welcomed to send manuscripts dealing with the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension, at all levels, epidemiological, experimental,  or clinical investigations.


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