Current Hypertension Reviews

ISSN (Print): 1573-4021
ISSN (Online): 1875-6506

Volume 18, Issue 3, 2022

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chr Editor-in-Chief chr_ebm_kario_001 Kario Kazuomi Department of Medicine School of Medicine Jichi Medical University Tochigi Japan 7102633390 31861 citations

Kazuomi Kario graduated from Jichi Medical School in 1986. He is currently Professor and Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Professor of the Department of Sleep and Circadian Cardiology, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Japan, and is Staff Visiting Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, London, UK and Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He founded “Hypertension Cardiovascular Outcome Prevention and Evidence in Asia (HOPE Asia Network)” in 2015. Dr Kario and his team were the first to demonstrate “morning surge” in blood pressure (BP) as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in 2003 (Kario et al. Circulation 2003). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews, CHR) and is an editorial board member of more than 15 international journals. He has published more than 600 academic papers.

kkario@jichi.ac.jp
Co-Editor chr_ebm_grassi_001 Grassi Guido Department of Internal Medicine University Milano Bicocca Milan Italy

Prof. Guido Grassi is Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the Clinica Medica of the University of Milano-Bicocca, and Director of the Clinica Medica Institute at S. Gerardo Hospital-Monza/Milano (Italy). Director of the Post-graduate School of Internal Medicine and of the PHD course in Public Health, University of Milan-Bicocca. He has been Vice-Chairman (2002-2004) and then Chairman (2004-2006) of the Working Group “Hypertension and the Heart” of the European Society of Cardiology. He has been Treasurer and then Secretary of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2004-2007). In 2006-2007 he has been member of the Task Force of the European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology for the 2007 Guidelines on Hypertension. In 2007 he has been appointed “ Wright Lecturer” at the Annual Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia. Member of the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension for the periods 2008-2012 and 2012-2016. Member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension 2013-2016. In 2009 he has received the Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture from the European Society of Hypertension. His research areas include the pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and treatment of hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. He has published more than 500 original papers and reviews in major scientific international journals (H index 66). He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Hypertension, Section Editor Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, Co-Editor Current Hypertension Reviews, Editor Neuroscience Communication and member of the Editorial Board of several major international journals. In 2014 he has been included in the Top Ten Hypertension Expert Ranking made by Expertscape Ranks World’s Top Scientists.

guido.grassi@unimib.it
Associate Editors chr_ebm_Tanaka_003 Tanaka Hirofumi Department of Kinesiology and Health Education The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 78712 USA

Dr. Tanaka is a Professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.A. in physical education/martial arts at the International Budo (Martial Arts) University in Japan, a M.S. in human bioenergetics from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in applied physiology from the University of Tennessee. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Tanaka’s research interests revolve around vascular aging that manifests as the stiffening (hardening) of large elastic artery and vascular endothelial dysfunction.

htanaka@mail.utexas.edu
chr_ae_Wang_001 Wang Mingyi National Institutes of Health Baltimore Baltimore MD USA

Mingyi Wang received his M.D. degree from Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Changchun, China, in 1988, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees from Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. He finished his postdoctoral training in cardiovascular sciences at the National Institution on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Dr. E. G. Lakatta in 2003. Since then, he has been promoted to the positions of Staff Scientist and Group Leader at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Sciences, NIA/NIH-Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is also an adjunct assistance professor, Johns Hopkins School of Bloomberg Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a gust professor, Jilin University, China. His research mainly focuses on the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular remodeling during aging.

MingyiW@grc.nia.nih.gov
Regional Editors U.S.A chr_re_Rahmouni_001 Rahmouni Kamal Department of Pharmacology University of Iowa Iowa City IA 52242 USA

Dr. Rahmouni obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Molecular Pharmacology in 2000 from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France. He then moved to the University of Iowa for postgraduate training in neurophysiology, genetics and molecular biology. Currently, he is a Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rahmouni’s research seeks to understand the fundamental biological events that control metabolism and cardiovascular function in health and disease. He has published more than 100 scientific publications in this area. He is currently a Regional Editor of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews).

kamal-rahmouni@uiowa.edu
Asia chr_ebm_morishita_001 Morishita Ryuichi Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, School of Medicine Osaka University Suita Osaka Japan

Ryuichi Morishita, M.D., Ph.D., graduated Osaka University Medical School in 1987, and received Ph. D. from Osaka University in 1991. After following postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, he served as an Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 1994 to 1998. Then, from 1998 to 2003, he was Associate Professor, Division of Gene Therapy Science, Osaka University Medical School. Then, he became Professor & Chairman of Division of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 2003.

Professor Morishita received over 20 awards from various academic societies including Harry Goldbratt Award in Council of High Blood Pressure, American Heart Association, Award in Japanese of Japan Medical Society, Sato Award in 27th annual meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society and Invitrogen-Nature-Biotechnology Award.

morishit@cgt.med.osaka-u.ac.jp MLE04377@nifty.com
Frontiers Section Editor chr_ebm_tziomalos_003 Tziomalos Konstantinos Department of Internal Medicine A.H.E.P.A. Hospital First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine Thessaloniki Greece

Dr. Konstantinos Tziomalos is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He served as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, UK and as a post-doctorate research fellow at the Stem Cell Institute and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA. He has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 5200 citations.

tziomalos@med.auth.gr ktziomal@auth.gr, ktziomalos@yahoo.com Hypertension and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Section Editor(s) Arterial Distensibility chr_ebm_Sanchez-sh_001 Sanchez Ramiro Hypertension and Metabolic Department Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro Buenos Aires Argentina

Doctor Sanchez was graduated as MD, PhD: La Plata, University of La Plata, December, 1972. Specialization in Nephrology - National Academy of Medicine of Argentina and Hypertension (Fellow) at the University of Michigan Medical School and Hypertension specialist of the LASH and University of Guadalajara Mex. Chairman of the Argentina University Career of Hypertension Clinical Specialist - Assistance Professor in Internal Medicine, Universidad Favaloro. Dr Sanchez is currently the Head of Hypertension and Metabolic Unit at Favaloro Foundation in Argentina. Fellow of the American Heart Association. Is author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers and 130 presentation in Hypertension Meetings.

rsanchez@ffavaloro.org
chr_ebm_santos_001 Santos Manuel Sanchez Department of Pharmacology. School of Pharmacy University of Granada Granada Spain

Dr. Manuel Sanchez obtained his PhD degree in Pharmacology at the University of Granada, Spain, in 2007. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Utrecht, Netherlands and at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Granada and teaches pharmacology and related subjects to bachelor's and graduate students. Accordingly, he has published 50 research articles related to hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, gut dysbiosis and related topics. Moreover, Dr. Sanchez also serves as a reviewer for numerous international journals.

Pharmacology manuelsanchezsantos@ugr.es
chr_ebm_sd-Lee-sh_001 Lee Shin-Da Taiwan Development Institute Asia University Taichung Taiwan

Professor Shin-Da Lee is current Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Asia University from 2016. Professor in China Medical University (Taiwan) from 2008. He got his PhD degree in Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Exercise Science from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in 2001. Over 159 SCI journal articles were published. Areas of Specialization include Molecular Mechanisms of Exercise Rehabilitation in Hypertension, Sleep Disorder-related Hypertension and rehabilitation Innovation for hypertension.

shinda@mail.cmu.edu.tw leeshinda@gmail.com Hypertension and Rehabilitation
chr_ebm_cheng_hm_at_001 Cheng Hao-Min Taiwan Development Institute Veterans General Hospital-Taipei Taipei Taiwan

Hao-min Cheng was graduated from Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan with the outstanding award among Graduate. He also holds a doctorate degree in Medicine from University of Adelaide, Australia. He has been a cardiologist for more than 15 years with the sub-speciality of interventional cardiology and echocardiography. As an associate professor in National Yang-Ming University, he has been granted the awards of excellence in Clinical and Internship Teaching numerous times. He is currently the director of Centre for Evidence-based Medicine in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and his research has been focusing on cardiovascular hemodynamics, hypertension management, and evidence-based health care with more than 150 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and several patents in US, Japan, and Taiwan. Meanwhile, he has been involved in editorial and peer-review work of many international SCI listed journals. To achieve the goal of evidence-based health care, he has developed the innovative techniques relating to cardiovascular hemodynamics and endeavoured to facilitate the technology transfer from research to industrialisation.

hmcheng@vghtpe.gov.tw circulation0913@gmail.com Hypertension and Aortic stiffness
Editorial Board Members 8657 Caylak Emrah Department of Biochemistry Cankiri Karatekin University Cankiri Turkey chr_ebm_Chapleau-mw-sa_001 Chapleau Mark W. Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics University of Iowa Iowa City IA USA

Mark W. Chapleau, PhD, FAHA, FAAS is Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine & Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Research Health Science Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his PhD in Physiology from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 1985 and has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa since 1989. His research focuses on neural mechanisms in cardiovascular regulation with current projects investigating mechanisms of dysregulation in hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiomyopathies and muscular dystrophy.

mark-chapleau@uiowa.edu
chr_ebm_chr-Ohashi-sh_001 Ohashi Naro Department of Internal Medicine 1 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine Hamamatsu Japan

I am a senior assistant professor of Internal Medicine 1 of Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in Japan. I work not only as a medical doctor but also as a scientist in the field of nephrology and hypertension. Especially, I am a specialist of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in renal physiology. I have recently clarified the mechanism of circadian rhythm of blood pressure and the RAS in the kidney.

ohashi-n@hama-med.ac.jp
chr_ebm_tse-g_001 Tse Gary Orcid Department of Cardiology Tianjin Medical University Tianjin China 0000-0001-5510-1253 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/12okm4seYJHkj/bibliography/public/ https://www.lihs.cuhk.edu.hk/en-us/research/investigators/tse,gary.aspx https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=98Ws9pUAAAAJ&hl=en https://sites.google.com/view/garytse86/publication-list

Gary Tse received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A., with Honours) from the University of Cambridge (2008), Master of Arts (M.A.) from the University of Cambridge (2012), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) from Imperial College London (2014), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Cambridge (2015), Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of Manchester (2017) and is completing his Master of Health Management (M.H.M.) from the University of New South Wales. He received his Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (2018), and has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (2016), Royal Society of Public Health (2016), Academy of Medical Educators (2018), Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals (2017), European Society of Cardiology (2016), American College of Cardiology (2017), Heart Rhythm Society (2018), American College of Epidemiology (2017), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2017), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2018), Royal College of Physicians of London (2019) and Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians (2019). Dr. Tse has a track record of >200 publications (100 as first/co-first/corresponding/co-corresponding author) with an h-index of 25.

tseg@cuhk.edu.hk garytse86@gmail.com
chr_ebm_hu-k-ah_001 Hu Kai University Hospital Würzburg Würzburg Germany https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=hu-k+ertl-g https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=hu-k+ertl-g Hu_K@ukw.de chr_ebm_rafieian-m-ah_001 Rafieian-Kopaei Mahmoud Department of Pharmacology Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences Shahrekord Iran http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=6506929448 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kR_B9d4AAAAJ&hl=en

Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei obtained his PhD in pharmacology from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, in 1995. Since then, he has published more than 10 books or book chapters, and 500 articles with over 15,000 citations. His H-index according to Scopus is 58. His main interests are Phytomedicine, Oxidative stress, Cardiovascular disease and Metabolic syndrome. He founded the Medical Plants Research Center in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in 2007. He also founded several medical journals and currently is the Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology and SKUMSJ, as well as an editorial board member of more than 10 international journals. He is the owner of several national and international academic awards.

rafieian@yahoo.com rafieian@skums.ac.ir
chr_ebm_owen-a-ah_001 Owen Alice Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine Monash University Melbourne Australia

Alice Owen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her areas of research interest include the cardiovascular effects of long chain omega-3 fats, epidemiological modelling and community strategies for blood pressure control. Alice is also a senior investigator of the ASPREE Longitudinal Study of Older Persons (ALSOP), a sub-study of the ASPREE clinical trial of aspirin. Alice is a physiologist who undertook her PhD through the University of Adelaide, based at the (then) CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition. She undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the ARC Key Centre for Smart Foods at the University of Wollongong prior to joining Monash.

alice.owen@monash.edu
chr_ebm_coskunpinar-e-ah_001 Coskunpinar Ender Department of Medical Biology Health Sciences University Istanbul Turkey ecoskunpinar@gmail.com chr_ebm_yam-mf-as_001 Yam Mun F. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Malaysia

Dr Yam is a senior lecturer of pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia, a M.Sc. (Pharmacy) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He finished his B.Med. and Doctor of Medicine from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. Dr Yam’s research mainly focuses on the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms in vascular tone and clinical trial of acupuncture on pain related diseases. He also serves an associate editor of Journal of Pharma copuncture.

yammunfei@yahoo.com yammunfei@usm.my
chr_ebm_kiris-a_001 Kiris Abdulkadir Department of Cardiology Medicalpark Karadeniz Hospital Trabzon Turkey

Dr. Kiris received his M.D. from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his cardiology education and received Assoc. Prof. degree at Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey. Since September 2018, Dr.Kiris is currently working at Medicalpark Karadeniz Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey. Arterial stiffness and detecting of hypertension-induced vascular and myocardial damage are some of the main research areas. He also interested in non-invasive assessment of atherosclerotic vascular involvement. He has published many scientific paper.

akiris79@yahoo.com
AbouAlaiwi Wissam A. Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics The University of Toledo Toledo OH USA Wissam.Abou-Alaiwi@utoledo.edu chr_ebm_k-kuwabara_001 Kuwabara Masanari Department of Cardiology, Department of Geriatric and General Medicine Toranomon Hospital Tokyo Japan

Masanari Kuwabara is currently a Chief Physician of Intensive Care Unit and Department of Cardiology in Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Tottori University Medical School in 2007. He received Ph.D. (Regenerative Medicine) from Tottori University Graduate School of Medical Science (Prof. Ichiro Hisatome) in 2014 and Ph.D. (Medicine, Epidemiology) from Jichi Medical University (Prof. Yosikazu Nakamura) in 2017. He finished postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver (Prof. Richard J. Johnson) in 2018. His expertise is uric acid and cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, kidney diseases, and heart failure. He has received more than 10 awards from various academic societies. He also serves an academic editor of Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of High Blood Pressure   Cardiovascular Prevention.

kuwamasa728@gmail.com
chr_ebm_k-laghmani_001 Laghmani Kamel INSERM, Cordeliers Research Center Paris France

Dr. Kamel has been awarded Master of Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1993. He subsequently received Ph.D. (“Endocrinology and Cellular Interactions”) from University of Paris. His research interest are in Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology, Blood Pressure and Salt/Water Balance, Epithelial Biology, Ion Transport, Molecular and Cell biology, Cell Signaling and Intracellular Trafficking, Cell surface Protein, Membrane, Trafficking and ER Stress. He has contributed more than 40 publications, having citations around 829.

kamel.laghmani@crc.jussieu.fr
chr_ebm_ombon69-s_001 Omboni Stefano Department of Cardiology Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University Moscow Russian Federation

Dr. Stefano Omboni graduated with distinction in medicine in 1988 and specialized in cardiology in 1992 at the University of Milan. He is expert in the areas of blood pressure monitoring, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease, telemedicine, clinical physiology and pharmacology. He is Director of the Italian Institute of Telemedicine and Chief Researcher at the Scientific Research Department of Cardiology of the First Moscow State Medical University. He is member of the Italian, European and International Society of Hypertension, and the Italian and European Society of Cardiology. He serves as Editor or as an editorial board member of several international journals. He has co-authored hundreds of scientific publications and has given lectures in several scientific meetings.

Keywords for research interest: blood pressure monitoring; telemedicine; arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular therapy; cardiovascular physiology; clinical pharmacology.

stefano.omboni@iitelemed.org
chr_ebm_neves-mft_001 Neves Mario F.T. Department of Internal Medicine Rio de Janeiro State University Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Graduated in Medical School (1986) at State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Master's in Cardiology (1997), Fellowship in Experimental Hypertension at Institute of Clinical Research of Montreal (Canada, 2001-2002) and PhD in Biological Science (2003). Full Professor of Internal Medicine at UERJ, currently Director of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Coordinator of Health Area at Foundation to Support Research at the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). Former President of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (2015-2016). Main activities in the area of Clinical Cardiology with emphasis on hypertension, vascular remodeling, endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, nutrition, and cardiometabolism.

mariofneves@gmail.com
chr_ebm_luigina_001 Guasti Luigina Department of Clinical Medicine University of Insubria Varese Italy

Luigina Guasti, (MD, PhD, FAHA, FESC) is Head, “Unità Complessa Medicina Interna 1”, University Hospital, Varese Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Director of the Research Center on Dyslipidemia. Dr. Guasti, was born in Piacenza, Italy, 1958. She did Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1983 ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) then obtained US Certification in 1985, she became Specialist in Cardiology in 1987, she obtained her PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology in 1994. Luigina Guasti has authored more than 130 peer reviewed publication and actively participated to national and international meetings with presentation of more than 250 abstracts.

Luigina.Guasti@uninsubria.it
chr_ebm_mehta_001 Mehta Jawahar L. Department of Cardiology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock AR USA

Prof. Mehta received his MD degree in India and PhD in Sweden, and completed his post-graduate education in New York and Minnesota. He joined the faculty of the college of medicine of the University of Florida where he rose to be University Research Foundation.

He led the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UAMS until 2007.

Prof. Mehta has lectured in over 30 countries. He is an honorary professor in the University of Rome, and adjunct Professor in the Clinton School of Public School in Little Rock, AR, and serves as consultant to the University of Arkansas in nanotechnology and biomedical engineering.

mehtajl@uams.edu
chr_ebm_bagrov_001 Bagrov Alexei Y. Sechenov Institute St. Petersburg Russia

Dr. Bagrov received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Ivan Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a tenure-track investigator at the NIA Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science and since 2011 he is a tenured Senior Investigator. Since 2017 Dr. Bagrov is working at Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemstry, St. Petersburg, Russia. His goals are to investigate pathophysiologic mechanisms and to identify novel therapeutic targets in age-associated salt-sensitive hypertension, hypertension in chronic kidney disease, and preeclampsia. He is studying mechanisms by which endogenous Na/K-ATPase inhibitors regulate renal sodium transport, exert pro-hypertensive effects and induce vascular fibrosis and stiffness. He has published more than 100 scientific papers.

aybagrov@gmail.com
chr_ebm_Navar_001 Navar Louis G. Department of Physiology Tulane University Health Sciences Center New Orleans LA USA

Dr. Luis Gabriel (Gabby) Navar received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Mississippi. In 1988 he joined Tulane University where he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Director of the Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence. Dr. Navar’s research has focused on the importance of the intratubular generation of angiotensin II and angiotensinogen in hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications including chapters and reviews. He is an active member of many societies where he has held various leadership roles. He has served on study sections and on Editorial Boards for various journals.

navar@tulane.edu
Padmanabhan Sandosh Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences University of Glasgow Glasgow United Kingdom Sandosh.Padmanabhan@glasgow.ac.uk chr_ebm_tocci_001 Tocci Giuliano Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Sapienza, Sant’Andrea Hospital Rome Italy

Giuliano Tocci, specialized in Cardiology in 2006 and graduated in the PhD course in Angio-Cardio-Thoraco-Vascular Physiopathology in 2011, is currently Assistant Professor in Cardiology at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy. He works as Clinical Cardiologist at the Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome. He is Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension. His main clinical interests address pathophysiological alterations and cardiovascular risk profile in patients with hypertension and heart failure. He has published more than 150 scientific publications on international journals, books and chapters in the field of hypertension and hypertension-related cardiovascular diseases.

giuliano.tocci@uniroma1.it
Murakami Kazuo Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Ehime Japan murakamk@matsuyama.jrc.or.jp chr_ebm_mogi_001 Mogi Masaki Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology Ehime University Ehime Japan

Masaki Mogi, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Osaka University Medical School in 1994, and received Ph.D. from Osaka University in 2001. After following Postdoctoral Fellowship as a Research Fellow at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Tufts University, and the Department of Molecular Cardiology in Boston University in Boston (USA), he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geriatric Medicine in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine from 2003. Then, he moved to the Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine from 2004. And he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and Pharmacology in Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan since 2011.

mmogi@m.ehime-u.ac.jp
chr_ebm_armando_001 Armando Ines Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology University of Maryland Baltimore MD USA

Dr. Armando obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently Dr. Armando is an Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. She has published more than 140 scientific publications and is currently funded by the NIH. Dr. Armando is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Current Hypertension Reviews, published by Bentham Science Publishers.

iarmando@gwu.edu
chr_ebm_brosnahan_001 Brosnahan Godela Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension University of Colorado Denver Aurora CO USA

Dr. Brosnahan received her MD degree from the Julius-Maximilian University of Wurzburg, Germany, and completed her education in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. After postdoctoral research training in the USA and further clinical training she held faculty positions at the University of Utah, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and currently at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is an associate professor in the division of Nephrology. She has published original research and review articles in the fields of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Alport Syndrome, and Chronic Kidney Disease. Her activities include medical education and clinical research in polycystic kidney disease.

Godela.Brosnahan@UCDenver.edu GODELA.BROSNAHAN@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU
chr_ebm_Avolio_002 Avolio Alberto Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Macquarie University Sydney Australia

Professor Alberto Avolio, BE, PhD (UNSW), FIAMBE, is Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is on the editorial board of journals of cardiovascular research and hypertension (Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, Artery Research, Current Hypertension Reviews, Pulse) and is reviewer for over 45 international scientific journals. He has over 220 publications including a book, book chapters and peer reviewed articles. Professor Avolio has been a Visiting Professor at the Tokyo Medical University and is external assessor at the University of Malaya. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering and presently President of the scientific society the Pulse of Asia.

alberto.avolio@mq.edu.au
chr_ebm_burnier_001 Burnier Michel Department of Medicine CHU Vaudois Lausanne Switzerland

Dr. Michel Burnier, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of several Swiss and international societies in the field of nephrology and hypertension. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension and member of the Committee of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. He is the past president of the Swiss Society of Nephrology and of the Swiss Society of Hypertension. Pr M. Burnier participates in the Editorial Board of several international in the field of Hypertension and Nephrology.

michel.burnier@chuv.hospvd.ch
Carvalho Maria H. Department of Pharmacology University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil mhcarval@icb.usp.br chr_ebm_dominiczak_001 Dominiczak Anna F. Gardiner Institute Glasgow UK

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak (DBE, MD, FRCP, FAHA, FRSE, FMedSci) is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. This year, she was awarded a DBE for her services to cardiovascular and medical sciences.

One of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists, her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine where she has not only published extensively in top peer-reviewed journals, but also excelled in large scale research funding for programmes and infrastructure alike (total value £70 million in the last 4 years).

ad7e@clinmed.gla.ac.uk Anna.Dominiczak@glasgow.ac.uk
Gohlke Peter Institute of Pharmacology University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein Kiel Germany peter.gohlke@pharmakologie.uni-kiel.de chr_ebm_gupta_001 Gupta Ramesh C. Department of Chemistry SASRD Nagaland University Medziphema India

Dr. Ramesh Gupta is Dean SASRD, & Professor of chemistry at Nagaland University India. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Science, and Master of Science in organic chemistry from Lucknow University India, and Doctorate in Chemistry at Lucknow University, on Drug Development. Dr. Ramesh Gupta is a Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemist and has worked for several years as visiting professor/Scientist in various Medical schools; Louis pasture University France, University of Arizona USA, Osaka University & Nagoya University Japan, Kyung Hee University, Korea advance institute of science and technology (KAIST) Korea, Ben-Gurion University Israel, Linkoping University Sweden, University of Mons Belgium, University of Western Australia, Sydney ,University of Bergen ,Norway and some others. Prof Guptas’ research focuses on the Natural & Synthetic Drug Development, role of sulfur amino acids in health care, functional food, nutraceuticals and environmental Biotechnology & gender issues.

rameshgupta1954@gmail.com
Homma Koichiro Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Keio University Tokyo Japan homma@a7.keio.jp chr_ebm_james_001 James Gary D. Department of Anthropology Binghamton University Binghamton NY USA

Dr. Gary D. James is Professor of Anthropology, Nursing and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-edited” Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field.” He is an elected fellow of the AAAS, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, an elected member of the Harvey Society, and a past-president of the Human Biology Association and American Dermatoglyphics Association.

gdjames@binghamton.edu
Kawano Yuhei Department of Medical Technology Teikyo University Fukuoka Fukuoka Japan kawano@fmt.teikyo-u.ac.jp kawano@fmt.teikyo-u.ac.jp chr_ebm_n-kumar_001 Kumar Nitin Department of Hypertension and Vascular Research, Henry Ford Hospital Michigan MI USA

Dr. Nitin Kumar is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the department of hypertension and vascular research at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA. He received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Verona, Italy. Dr. Kumar has been a member of several scientific societies including American Heart Association (AHA), American society of Nephrology (ASN) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH). He is an elected new investigator by ISH. Dr. Kumar’s long-term research interest involves understanding the complex mechanisms that leads to the development of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

NKUMAR3@hfhs.org
Palatini Paolo Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Padua Padua Italy palatini@unipd.it chr_ebm_schmieder_001 Schmieder Roland E. Department of Nephrology and Hypertension University Hospital Erlangen Erlangen Germany

Professor Schmieder is Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension and Head of the Clinical Research Center of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine (www.crc-erlangen.de) at the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany. He was until 2015 Vice President of the European Society of Hypertension and is currently Council Member of the International Society of Hypertension. Prof. Schmieder has extensive experience in the execution of clinical studies in humans, reflected by over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include hypertension, diabetes, vascular medicine, nephrology and non-invasive cardiology. He is an advisor and steering board member of several European and international multicentre studies.

Roland.Schmieder@uk-erlangen.de
Staessen Jan A. Department of Molecular and Cardiovascular Research University Louvain Louvain Belgium jan.staessen@kuleuven.be Stec David E. Department of Physiology & Biophysics University Mississippi Jackson MS USA dstec@umc.edu chr_ebm_tremblay_001 Tremblay Johanne Department of Medicine University of Montreal Montreal Canada

Dr. Tremblay received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Montreal in 1982 under the supervision of Professor Jacques Genest.

In 1993, she received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Hypertension Society and the Prix du Jeune Chercheur from the Société Québécoise d’Hypertension in 1994. She was or still is a member of the editorial Boards of Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, Current Hypertension Reviews, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. She is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific publications and holds several patents. Her research interests include the natriuretic peptide system, the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases and personalized medicine.

johanne.tremblay@umontreal.ca
chr_ebm_volpe_001 Volpe Massimo Division of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine University Roma La Sapienza Rome Italy

Professor Massimo Volpe is a Cardiologist, currently Head of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department University of Rome Sapienza in Italy and of the Specialty School of Cardiovascular Disease in Rome. He has been Assistant Professor in the cardiovascular and Hypertension Center, Cornell University Medical College – The New York Hospital (USA). He is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology in the University of Rome Sapienza. He has authored more than 700 peer-reviewed papers on the main international scientific journals. He is the Editorial Board of many of them, being Editor in Chief of High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, Associate Editor of International Journal of Cardiology and Section Editor of Clinical Science.

volpema@uniroma1.it
Waeber Bernard Division of Clinical Pathophysiology and Medical Teaching University Lausanne Hospital Lausanne Switzerland bwaeber@chuv.hospvd.ch Wang Donna H. Department of Medicine Michigan State University East Lansing MI USA Donna.Wang@hc.msu.edu chr_ebm_zucker_001 Zucker Iriving H. Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology University Nebraska Omaha NE USA

Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. is the Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Chairman of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been Chairman since 1989. Dr. Zucker received his Ph.D. from New York Medical College in 1972. Dr. Zucker has been involved in studies related to the neural regulation of cardiovascular function over the past 45 years. Dr. Zucker has published over 200 papers in this field and this work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

izucker@unmc.edu
chr_ebm_phillips_001 Phillips Jacqueline K. Department of Biomedical Sciences Macquarie University Sydney Australia

Professor Jacqueline Phillips received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. She undertook her postdoctoral training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is currently Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research focus is hypertension and she has published over 75 publications. She is currently an Editorial Board Member of this journal (Current Hypertension Reviews), on the Review Editorial Board for Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, and a Special Guest Editor for Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical.

jacqueline.phillips@mq.edu.au
Associate Editorial Board Members chr_ebm_valtuille-ra-ah_001 Valtuille Rodolfo A. Orcid Department of Clinical Research Universidad Nacional Guillermo Brown Adrogué Argentina 0000-0003-2434-9226 6506583670 M-8934-2015 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Valtuille+R https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=es&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=valtuille+rodolfo&oq=VALTUILLE+R

My primary objective has been to develop a career in Nephrology, with an emphasis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its treatment. My topical research interests are related with: Overhydration, arterial stiffness, body composition and Cardio-Renal link in CKD patients with or without renal replacement therapies. Currently, I am working as Professor, Diplomatura Terapias Reemplazo Renal, Universidad Nacional Guillermo Brown and invited Professor Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios. Argentina.

rvaltuille@gmail.com rodolfo.valtuille@fmc-ag.com
chr_ebm_akintunde-aa-ah_001 Akintunde Abiodun A. Orcid Department of Medicine Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso Nigeria 0000-0002-1188-6041

Dr. Abiodun Adeseye Akintunde currently works at the Cardiology Unit in the Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He is a research fellow, Clinical cardiologist and a teacher. He is involved in many ongoing projects including the INVICTUS Trial( Investigation of rheumatic atrial fibrillation treatment using vitamin K antagonists, Rivaroxaban or aspirin studies. Other current project includes Cognitive Function in Nigerian Heart Failure Subjects, economic burden of non-communicable disease and resistant hypertension. His research interest include rheumatic heart disease, heart failure and hypertension.

iakintunde2@yahoo.com aaakintunde@lautech.edu.ng
chr_ebm_choi-m-ah_001 Choi Marcelo Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina

Currently I´m holding a position as Professor in the school of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. I also hold a position as Researcher in the Institute of Cardiological Research “Prof. Dr. Alberto C. Taquini” (ININCA) at National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET). I´ve received my degrees of M.D. and Pharmacist in the University of Buenos Aires as well as my Ph.D in pathophysiology from the same institution. My area of interest includes hypertension, metabolic syndrome and the gastro-intestinal renal axis.

marcelinkchoi@yahoo.com.ar mchoi@ffyb.uba.ar, marcelinkchoi@gmail.com
chr_ebm_cunha_001 Cunha Pedro G. School of Medicine University of Minho Guimarães Portugal

Professor at the Medical School of Minho University, Portugal. Coordinator of the Center for the Research and Treatment of Arterial Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk, Guimarães. Coordinator of the Academic Clinical Centre, Guimarães’ Hospital, Portugal. President of the Working Group Hypertension and Brain - European Society of Hypertension. Member of the Executive Committee of the Artery Society. Researcher at the Life and Health Research Institutte / 3B’s Governmente Associate Laboratory, Minho University, Portugal

pedrocunha@med.uminho.pt
chr_ebm_oliveira-paula_001 Oliveira-Paula Gustavo H. Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute Bronx NY USA

Dr. Oliveira-Paula received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and currently is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. His overall research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction and remodeling in cardiovascular disease, aiming to identify potential therapeutic targets. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

gustavodepaula_88@yahoo.com.br gustavo.oliveiradepaula@einstein.yu.edu, gustavodepaula_88@yahoo.com.br
chr_ebm_lin-gm_001 Lin Gen-Min Department of Medicine Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital Hualien Taiwan

With a medical degree from the National Defense Medical Center (Taiwan), and on the basis of receiving his certificate of cardiology in 2009, Dr. Gen-Min Lin was nominated a position in the Faculty of Medicine at Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital (Taiwan), where he initiated research on cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Lin is currently affiliated with this same Hospital of Hualien. Along with the collaboration of Public Health Department in Tzu-Chi University (Taiwan), he used the eastern Taiwan integrated health care delivery system of Coronary Heart Disease (ET-CHD) registry (1997-2006) to complete a series of longitudinal researches for the association of cardiovascular risk factors with cardiac and overall mortality in patients with CHD. Dr. Lin has published numerous SCI journal papers, book chapters, edited/reviewed for various journals of international repute.

farmer507@yahoo.com.tw
Executive Guest Editor chr_ebm_simsek_001 Simsek Rahime Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey

Dr Rahime Simsek is a full professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She completed her masters and Postdoctoral degree from Hacettepe University, Institute of Health Sciences in 1996 and 2000, respectively and continued her post-doctoral studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, the USA between 2001-2003. She has served as a referee for many scientific journals and as a member of the scientific associations. Her main research interests are the design, synthesis, structural elucidation and activity studies of new drug molecules. She has also published approximately 60 research articles in international refereed journals.

rsimsek@hacettepe.edu.tr
chr_ebm_Sanchez-sh_001 Sanchez Ramiro Hypertension and Metabolic Department Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro Buenos Aires Argentina

Doctor Sanchez was graduated as MD, PhD: La Plata, University of La Plata, December, 1972. Specialization in Nephrology - National Academy of Medicine of Argentina and Hypertension (Fellow) at the University of Michigan Medical School and Hypertension specialist of the LASH and University of Guadalajara Mex. Chairman of the Argentina University Career of Hypertension Clinical Specialist - Assistance Professor in Internal Medicine, Universidad Favaloro. Dr Sanchez is currently the Head of Hypertension and Metabolic Unit at Favaloro Foundation in Argentina. Fellow of the American Heart Association. Is author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers and 130 presentation in Hypertension Meetings.

rsanchez@ffavaloro.org
chr_ebm_tziomalos_001 Tziomalos Konstantinos Department of Internal Medicine A.H.E.P.A. Hospital First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine Thessaloniki Greece

Dr. Konstantinos Tziomalos is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He served as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, UK and as a post-doctorate research fellow at the Stem Cell Institute and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA. He has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 5200 citations.

tziomalos@med.auth.gr ktziomal@auth.gr, ktziomalos@yahoo.com
chr_ebm_tirapelli_001 Tirapelli Carlos R. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Laboratório de Farmacologia USP, Ribeirão Preto São Paulo Brazil
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