Special Issue on the Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension

Angiomatoid (plexiform) lesion, November 26, 2009 | © Courtesy of Yale Rosen/Flickr.
Angiomatoid (plexiform) lesion, November 26, 2009 | © Courtesy of Yale Rosen/Flickr.

The journal Open Medicine invites submissions for its topical issue titled “Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension.”


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, which are 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, thus, welcome to send manuscripts dealing with the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension, at all levels, as well as epidemiological, experimental, or clinical investigation results.


Please contact Guest Editor Dr Joaquin Garcia-Estañ jgestan@um.es and Managing Editor Magdalena Wierzchowiecka (Magdalena.Wierzchowiecka@degruyteropen.com), if you would like to submit a paper to the topical issue.

Feel free to register at the paper processing system of this journal, to submit your paper: www.editorialmanager.com/openmed

All papers will go through the review process of Open Medicine. It ensures high standards, as part of its fast, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure.

In case of any questions please contact Guest Editor (jgestan@um.es) or Managing Editor (Magdalena.Wierzchowiecka@degruyteropen.com).

Authors of Open Medicine benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review procedures;
  • efficiency en route to fast-track publication and a full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology platform;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

Edited by Pablo Markin

Featured Image Credits: Angiomatoid (plexiform) lesion, November 26, 2009 | © Courtesy of Yale Rosen/Flickr.

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