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Special Issue Title: Hypertension in children and adolescents

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions:  30 September 2020

Guest Editor

       Associate Prof. Ruan Kruger

       North-West University, Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), South Africaa

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Interests: Hypertension; Basic science; Other special populations; Pediatric cardiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Early life exposure to risk factors predispose children to elevated blood pressure that tracks into adulthood. Hypertension along with obesity in children and adolescents are becoming two of the most important healthcare challenges worldwide. Recent evidence reported that almost 134 million children suffer from hypertension and at least 340 million adolescents worldwide between ages 5-19 years are overweight. The journal Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is calling for a Special Issue to highlight original research, reviews articles, communications and commentary on the topic of hypertension in children and adolescents.

The goal of this issue is to highlight global frontier research on primary and secondary hypertension in children and adolescents, including (but not limited to) conditions associated with hypertension such as diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, hypertensive encephalopathy, cranial nerve palsy, resistant hypertension, heart failure, renal parenchymal disease, Cushing’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma and primary aldosteronism. Review papers on sociocultural contributors to hypertension including poverty, infectious diseases, violence and injury, child abuse and sanitation are also welcomed.

Assoc. Prof. Ruan Kruger

Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://rcm.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Paediatric hypertension; Elevated blood pressure; Overweight; Obesity; Children; Adolescents; Diabetes mellitus; Chronic kidney disease; Sociodemographic; Secondary hypertension


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