Blood pressure Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

Journal description

Current impact factor: 1.81

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.808
2013 Impact Factor 1.605
2012 Impact Factor 1.391
2011 Impact Factor 1.426
2010 Impact Factor 1.256
2009 Impact Factor 1.773
2008 Impact Factor 1.625
2007 Impact Factor 1.391
2006 Impact Factor 1.124
2005 Impact Factor 1.241
2004 Impact Factor 1.027
2003 Impact Factor 1.391
2002 Impact Factor 1.344
2001 Impact Factor 0.8

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.68
Cited half-life 6.60
Immediacy index 0.48
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.45
Other titles Blood pressure (Online)
ISSN 1651-1999
OCLC 39255905
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Kei Nakajima · Eiji Oda · Eiichiro Kanda
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    ABSTRACT: Background: High serum sodium (sNa) concentrations may be associated with hypertension, which deteriorates kidney function. However, it is equivocal whether high sNa concentrations are associated with impaired kidney function independently of blood pressure (BP) or serum chloride (sCl). Therefore, we addressed this issue in an apparently healthy population. Methods: Clinical variables including estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were examined in 3603 men and women (aged 25-75 years) who underwent health-screening check-ups. sNa concentrations were classified into five categories. Results: Most parameters, including age and BP, increased with increasing sNa, whereas eGFR decreased. Logistic regression analysis showed that, compared with low-normal sNa (≤ 140 mEq/l), high sNa (≥ 144 mEq/l) was significantly associated with elevated BP (≥ 130/85 mmHg) even after adjustment for blood hematocrit, eGFR, serum potassium (sK) concentration and sCl. The highest sNa category was significantly associated with reduced eGFR (< 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) independently of elevated BP. Unlike adjustment for sK, adjustment for sCl strengthened the association between high sNa and elevated BP but attenuated the association between high sNa and reduced eGFR. Conclusions: These results suggest that high sNa concentrations, even within the normal range, are independently associated with elevated BP and impaired kidney function. These associations may be substantially modified by sCl.
    Blood pressure 10/2015; DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1090711
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    ABSTRACT: Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory disease affecting the aorta and its branches. To date, only one case involving abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA has been reported. After bilateral artificial subclavian-iliac bypass, a case of abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA received a delayed diagnosis in a 44-year-old Chinese male who experienced recurrent episodes of heart failure and uncontrolled hypertension with claudication of two extremities. Abdominal color Doppler sonography and computed tomography aortography (CTA) showed occlusion of the abdominal aorta and bilateral renal artery stenosis. After vascular bypass and during 1 year follow-up, his cardiac function improved and blood pressure was well controlled, with reduced serum creatinine. Postoperative CTA still showed abdominal aortic thrombosis resulting in arterial occlusion extending from the left renal artery initial segment level to the bilateral common iliac artery and the bifurcation of the renal artery, except for the vascular bypass. Abdominal aortic thrombosis due to TA is very rare and potentially life threatening, probably becoming an atherosclerosis risk factor. Doppler sonography and CTA results are important for diagnosis. Artificial vascular bypass can be used for TA in debilitated patients with diffuse aortic disease.
    Blood pressure 08/2015; 24(6):1-7. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1049423
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    ABSTRACT: During physical exercise, pulse transit time (PTT), expressed as the interval between ventricular electrical activity and peripheral pulse wave, may provide a surrogate estimate for blood pressure by the use of specific calibration procedures. The objective of this study was to determine systolic blood pressure (SBP) values derived from the PTT method and from an established method of non-invasive continuous blood pressure measurement based on the volume clamp technique, and to compare their agreement with sphygmomanometry during exercise tests. In 18 subjects, electrocardiogram (ECG) and finger-photoplethysmography were continuously recorded during maximal cycle exercise tests. Intermittent and continuous blood pressure measurements were simultaneously taken using automated sphygmomanometry and a Portapres Model-2 device, respectively. PTT was calculated for each ECG R-wave and the corresponding steepest upstroke slope in the photoplethysmogram, and was transformed to a continuous blood pressure estimate using multipoint nonlinear regression calibration based on the individual subject's sphygmomanometer readings. Bland-Altman limits of agreement between PTT-derived SBP estimates and sphygmomanometer values were -24.7 to 24.1 mmHg, and between Portapres and sphygmomanometer SBP values were -42.0 to 70.1 mmHg. For beat-to-beat SBP estimation during exercise, PTT measurement combined with multipoint nonlinear regression calibration based on intermittent sphygmomanometry may be an alternative to volume clamp devices.
    Blood pressure 07/2015; 24(6):1-8. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1053253
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    ABSTRACT: Sodium overload is related to the development of primary hypertension and its complications. In 131 (65 female) treated hypertensives (average blood pressure 144/82 mmHg and duration of hypertension 11.7 years), we measured peripheral and central arterial pressures, peripheral (AIxP) and central (AIxC1, AIxC2) augmentation indices, pulse-wave velocity (PWV) and daily urinary sodium excretion, and conducted genetic studies of ACE D/I and CYP11B2 C-344T polymorphisms. Proximal (FELi) and distal (FDRNa) sodium reabsorption measurements were performed using endogenous lithium clearance. We found statistically significant interactions between FELi and ACE D/I polymorphism with respect to AIxC2 (PINT = 0.05) and between FELi and CYP11B2 C-344T polymorphism with respect to AIxC1 (PINT = 0.01), AIxC2 (PINT = 0.04) and AIxP (PINT = 0.01). In the group of ACE I allele carriers compared with DD homozygotes, the AIxC1 (154.1 vs 140.6%; p = 0.02), AIxC2 (33.3 vs 26.9%; p = 0.02) and AIxP (94.6 vs 85.2%; p = 0.01) were higher in the subgroup with FELi below the median value (FELi1), but not in the subgroup with FELi above the median value (FELi2). In the group of CYP11B2 TT homozygotes compared with C allele carriers, we observed higher values of AIxC1 (158.5 vs 146.4%; p = 0.03), AIxC2 (36.0 vs 29.4%; p = 0.01) and AIxP (99.0 vs 88.7%; p = 0.005) in the FELi1 but not the FELi2 subgroup. In the population with assumed high dietary sodium intake and long-standing history of hypertension, the relation between proximal sodium reabsorption and the development of arterial stiffness depends on the genetic context of the selected genetic polymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, independent of blood pressure.
    Blood pressure 07/2015; 24(5):1-11. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1070476
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    ABSTRACT: The diagnostic recommendation for orthostatic hypotension (OH) is to measure blood pressure during the first 3 min after getting up from a lying position. There are no clear definitions as to the amount of time that the patient should lie down before this, and the number of measurements to be taken in lying and standing positions. The aim of this study was to identify the optimal time to measure blood pressure when lying and standing. This was a prospective study of 99 patients aged 65 years and above in an urban primary care clinic. Blood pressure was measured at 1 min intervals over 10 min in the lying position and 7 min standing. OH was found in 37 patients (37.4%). Of these, 56.8% were identified in the 1st minute, 67.6% after 2 min and 83.8% after 3 min of standing. In all cases, participants with OH were asymptomatic. In the lying position, blood pressure stabilized after 7 min, but when the 7th minute was used as a reference for OH many cases were lost. To optimize the identification of OH, blood pressure should be measured at 1 min intervals over the first 3 min after standing up. The amount of time that patients should lie down before blood pressure is measured standing up still has to be determined.
    Blood pressure 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1066998
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to assess the vasoconstrictive effects of adenosine in the kidney microcirculation in hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). Twelve patients with resistant hypertension and moderate RAS were selected for the study. In all patients, systolic, diastolic and mean translesional pressure gradients, distal pressure (Pd), aortic pressure (Pa) and Pd/Pa ratio were measured using a pressure guidewire at baseline and after intrarenal bolus administration of 400 μg adenosine. We observed significant changes in mean translesional pressure gradient and systolic Pd after pharmacological stimulation. The results suggest that in hypertensive patients with RAS, vasomotor activity of the kidney microcirculation may be preserved.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; 24(5):1-5. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1053205
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    ABSTRACT: The microvasculature and macrovasculature undergo extensive, organ-specific perinatal maturation. Multiple studies show associations between low birth weight and subsequent cardiovascular dysfunction in adulthood, suggesting that extreme preterm birth interferes with this maturation process. Therefore, we designed PREMATCH (PREMATurity as predictor of Cardiovascular-renal Health) to phenotype the microcirculation and macrocirculation during childhood in former preterm infants. A well-characterized cohort of former extreme preterm birth survivors and gender- and age-matched controls (aged 8-13 years) will be investigated for microvascular and macrovascular structure and function. In addition to cognitive performance and anthropometrics, we will investigate (i) the microvascular structure and function by endothelial function (photoplethysmography), sublingual capillary glycocalyx function (sidestream dark field imaging) and retinal structure (diameters of arterioles and venules); and (ii) the macrovascular phenotype by cardiac and renal ultrasound, repeated blood pressure measurements and arterial pulse-wave recordings. The PREMATCH study is unique in its design, and ongoing recruitment demonstrates excellent feasibility. The expectation is that the results of this study will identify risk factors during childhood for subsequent cardiovascular-renal disease in the adult life of former preterm infants, while further analysis on mediators in neonatal life of this cardiovascular-renal outcome may provide new information on perinatal risk factors.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; 24(5):1-9. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1053220
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    ABSTRACT: Little is known about whether eliminating overweight and obesity could effectively reduce the prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) in Chinese children. This study aimed to estimate the magnitude of contribution of overweight and obesity associated with HBP in Chinese children, and assess the theoretical HBP prevalence if overweight and obesity were eliminated. Data on 197,191 participants aged 7-17 years with complete records from the Chinese National Survey on Students' Constitution and Health conducted in 2010 were included. The population attributable risk of overweight and obesity for HBP was calculated. The prevalence of HBP was 6.8% and 5.8% for boys and girls, respectively. HBP in about 22.9% (95% CI 21.5, 24.2%) of boys and 14.7% (95% CI 13.5, 15.8%) of girls could be attributable to overweight and obesity. If both overweight and obesity were eliminated, the prevalence of HBP theoretically could be reduced to 5.2% in boys and 5.0% in girls. Similar results were found in different age and urban/rural area groups. Eliminating overweight and obesity could theoretically lead to a moderate reduction in the prevalence of HBP in Chinese children.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; 24(4). DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1030904
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    ABSTRACT: Arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. However, whether genetic risk variants are associated with arterial stiffness measures, such as pulse-wave velocity (PWV), is largely unknown. Therefore, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with PWV in a Korea population. Study participants consisted of 402 patients in the Yonsei cardiovascular genome center cohort. Arterial stiffness was measured as brachial-ankle pulse-wave velocity (baPWV). Genotyping was performed in 402 subjects with the Axiom(™) Genome-Wide ASI 1 Array Plate containing more than 600,000 SNP markers. The findings were tested for replication in independent subjects from a community-based cohort of 1206 individuals, using a Taqman assay to include two candidate SNPs. Associations with PWV were evaluated using an additive genetic model that included age, gender, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure as covariates. GWAS and replication analyses were conducted using the measured genotype method implemented in PLINK and SAS. We observed two candidate SNPs associated with baPWV in GWAS: rs7271920 (p = 7.15 × 10(-9)) and rs10125157 (p = 8.25 × 10(-7)). However, neither of these was significant in the replication cohort. In summary, we did not identify any common genetic variants associated with baPWV in cardiovascular patients.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; 24(4). DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1049430
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to examine the associations among plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) and blood pressure (BP) stages and brachial–ankle pulse wave velocity (ba-PWV) in a Chinese rural community population. In this cross-sectional study, 2148 rural community subjects with normotension and mild hypertension (HTN) were classified into four groups according to ba-PWV level. Multivariate regression showed that ba-PWV was significantly and independently correlated with tHcy (β = 5.32, p < 0.001) in the entire study population. Moreover, ba-PWV showed a significant increase with increasing plasma tHcy level in subjects with both high normal BP and grade 1 HTN (p < 0.05). Compared with optimal BP stage, ba-PWV was significantly associated with high normal BP stage (β = 193, p < 0.001) and grade 1 HTN (β = 413, p < 0.001).There was a statistical interaction effect between high normal BP stage and optimal BP stage (p = 0.045). The similar result was found between subjects with optimal BP and those with grade 1 HTN (p = 0.037). In conclusion, tHcy was independently correlated with ba-PWV in subjects with high normal BP and grade 1 HTN. High normal BP and grade 1 HTN may worsen the impact of tHcy on arterial stiffness in a Chinese rural community population.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; DOI:10.3109/08037051.2014.997089
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a review of experimental and clinical research on the contribution of hypertension to cochlear hearing loss. Hypertension is one of the crucial risk factors underlying pathophysiological processes taking place in the cochlea. Several mechanisms explaining these processes have been described, mainly in animal models, such as the disturbance of the inner ear potassium recycling process due to the detrimental action of natriuretic hormone, and the decrease in the cochlear oxygen partial pressure. Current evidence linking hypertension to sensorineural high-frequency cochlear hearing loss in humans may be confounded by other concomitant diseases or risk factors such as age, coronary artery disease, diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, smoking and noise exposure. Therefore, further research in this field is clearly needed.
    Blood pressure 06/2015; 24(4):1-7. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1049466
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    ABSTRACT: Metabolic syndrome (MetSy) is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular complications. Arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the effect of individual MetSy risk factors on central and peripheral parameters of aortic stiffness. In the Czech post-MONICA study, we measured aortic pulse-wave velocity (aPWV), lower extremity pulse-wave velocity (lePWV), augmentation index (AIx) and central augmentation pressure (cAP) in 936 subjects. Based on the definition of MetSy, we divided subjects according to number of risk factors. We used univariate and multivariate linear regression analysis to assess the association between number of risk factors and aPWV, lePWV, AIx and cAP. In analyses adjusted for age, gender, heart rate and mean arterial pressure, aPWV was higher in subjects with MetSy (MetSy+ group) than in those without (MetSy + group) (8.3 vs 7.7 m/s; p < 0.0001), but lePWV was not significantly different between the groups (11.0 vs 11.2 m/s; p = 0.2037). After adjustment for covariates, AIx in MetSy+ was lower than in MetSy− respondents (143.2 vs 146.8; p = 0.014). In adjusted analysis, aPWV rose with increasing number of MetSy risk factors (7.3 ± 0.1 vs 9.0 ± 0.1 m/s; p for trend < 0.0001). The number of MetSy risk factors did not affect lePWV (p = 0.11). AIx decreased with higher number of MetSy risk factors (148.3 vs 141.5; p = 0.020). This finding confirms the fact that PWV and AIx may have different associations with risk factors and AIx should not be used as an isolated parameter of arterial stiffness. The individual MetSy risk factors have only a small effect on lower extremity arterial stiffness.
    Blood pressure 05/2015; 24(4). DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1049420
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To study the relationship between blood pressure, circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations, gender, and pubertal stage in generally healthy adolescents. Design and method: Cross-sectional study of 15-year-old females and males (n = 335) from the Danish site of the European Youth Heart Study. Blood pressure was measured using a standardised protocol, sexual maturity was assessed according to Tanner's stages, and as a surrogate for atrial natriuretic peptide, we measured mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide in plasma. Results: Compared with boys, girls had lower systolic blood pressure (mean ± standard deviation: 109.6 ± 9.9 mm Hg vs. 116.9 ± 11.4 mm Hg, P < 0.0001) and higher plasma mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations (median (interquartile range): 42.1 pmol/L (31.9-50.2) vs. 36.6 pmol/L (30.6-44.9), P = 0.0046). When female adolescents were further subdivided according to Tanner's stages, there were no differences in blood pressure and plasma mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations between post-pubertal and pubertal girls (P > 0.17). In contrast after similar subdivision, post-pubertal boys had higher systolic blood pressure (mean ± standard deviation: 117.7 ± 11.7 mm Hg vs. 111.4 ± 7.9 mm Hg, P = 0.029) and lower plasma mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations (median (interquartile range): 36.2 pmol/L (30.6-43.1) vs. 46.4 pmol/L (30.3-51.1), P = 0.043) compared with pubertal boys. Conclusions: Given their higher systolic blood pressure, boys had lower than expected plasma concentrations of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide compared with girls, and given their higher systolic blood pressure, post-pubertal boys had lower than expected plasma concentrations of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide compared with pubertal boys. Therefore, our study adds to the growing body of evidence to suggest that in healthy individuals a lower circulating amount of atrial natriuretic peptide, resulting in diminished vasodilation and natriuresis, leads to higher blood pressure. Furthermore, our study provides further evidence to suggest that testosterone lowers circulating atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations, and thereby our study offers one possible explanation of why boys and younger men have higher blood pressure and higher risk of hypertension compared with girls and younger women.
    Blood pressure 05/2015; 33 Suppl 1 - ESH 2015 Abstract Book:1-6. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1045703
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    ABSTRACT: Approximately 10-20% of the general population have masked hypertension. However, how best to identify affected individuals is uncertain, and what predicts future masked hypertension is largely unknown. This study aimed to identify longitudinal predictors of masked hypertension. A long-term follow-up study of 100 healthy young men who had normal (n = 28) or high (n = 72) screening blood pressure (BP) at the compulsory military draft was carried out. They were examined in a detailed and highly standardized way for cardiovascular risk markers at baseline and at follow-up after a mean of 17.4 years. At follow-up, 40% had masked hypertension. Participants with high screening BP had a 4.8 times higher likelihood of having masked hypertension at follow-up compared to men with low screening BP (odds ratio 4.8, 95% confidence interval 1.7-13.5, p = 0.003). Furthermore, only 25% of the men with masked hypertension had high normal office BP at follow-up, and the remaining 75% would, according to guidelines, not be recommended ambulatory BP measurements, and thus go undiagnosed. Our data suggest that high screening BP at a young age is an important predictor of future masked hypertension in young men, and that BP measurement according to guidelines is insufficient to uncover masked hypertension.
    Blood pressure 04/2015; 24(3):1-8. DOI:10.3109/21695717.2015.1030889
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate relationships between fasting plasma glucose (FPG), other cardiovascular risk markers and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) as detected by electrocardiography. Subjects were selected randomly from groups defined by FPG. Traditional risk markers were assessed. LVH was defined by either Cornell voltage-duration product (CP) or Sokolow-Lyon voltage combination (SL), and univariate and multivariable regressions were performed in search of explanatory factors for the presence of LVH and the values of CP and SL. Of the 1759 subjects included, 1007 had a history of cardiovascular disease and/or medical treatment, while 752 subjects appeared to be healthy. We found an independent association between FPG and LVH (odds ratio 1.152, p = 0.042] as well as continuous CP (beta = 0.126, p = 0.007) in healthy men. As expected, we found an association between systolic blood pressure and LVH (odds ratio 1.020, p < 0.001) among healthy subjects, but only in subjects with FPG < 6 mmol/l (p = 0.04 for interaction). We found an independent association between FPG and LVH in healthy men, and no potentiating effect by FPG on the impact of hypertension.
    Blood pressure 04/2015; 24(3):1-10. DOI:10.3109/08037051.2015.1030892