International Journal of Hypertension

Hypertension and Diabetes: Entry Points for Prevention and Control of the Global Cardiovascular Epidemic

Publishing date
08 Feb 2013
Submission deadline
21 Sep 2012

Lead Editor

1Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

2Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

3Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella, Durban, South Africa

4Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada

Hypertension and Diabetes: Entry Points for Prevention and Control of the Global Cardiovascular Epidemic


During the last two decades, several developed countries have demonstrated a dramatic decline in coronary heart disease mortality rates. On the other hand, cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates are rapidly rising in developing countries. Currently, over 80% of cardiovascular deaths occur in developing countries and about one-fourth of them are premature deaths. If the rising trends are to be halted and reversed, current approaches to addressing CVD and cardiovascular risk factors (especially hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia) need to be reformed.

In 2008, the global prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in adults was around 40% and 10%, respectively. The burden of hypertension and diabetes will worsen in the future due to behavioural changes, increasing obesity, and population ageing.

Population-wide policies to address salt consumption, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diets can lower the cardiovascular risk and have the potential for worldwide application. There is no shortage of effective treatment interventions for managing cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors. The challenge is to make them accessible in an equitable and affordable manner, particularly in developing countries. Most importantly, access to treatment of cardiovascular risk factors needs to be ensured to prevent heart attacks, strokes, congestive cardiac failure, chronic renal, disease and other preventable complications.

We invite investigators to contribute original scientific research as well as review articles on research and development that will contribute to the theme of this call for papers.

Contributions might include both solutions directly designed to address the global cardiovascular epidemic and concepts not directly designed for such use but having potential to influence improved global control of cardiovascular risk. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribution of raised blood pressure and diabetes to the global CVD burden
  • Integrated approaches to detection and care of hypertension and diabetes
  • Population-wide strategies for prevention of CVD
  • Translational research to address the cardiovascular epidemic
  • Scaling up prevention and control of CVD through a primary health care approach
  • Global monitoring of the CVD epidemic

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 878460
  • - Editorial

Hypertension and Diabetes: Entry Points for Prevention and Control of the Global Cardiovascular Epidemic

Shanthi Mendis | Eoin O'Brien | ... | Salim Yusuf
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 409083
  • - Review Article

The Rising Burden of Diabetes and Hypertension in Southeast Asian and African Regions: Need for Effective Strategies for Prevention and Control in Primary Health Care Settings

Viswanathan Mohan | Yackoob K. Seedat | Rajendra Pradeepa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 584041
  • - Research Article

Gaps in Capacity in Primary Care in Low-Resource Settings for Implementation of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions

S. Mendis | Igbal Al Bashir | ... | Oleg Chestnov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 951734
  • - Clinical Study

Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes and Coexistence of Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Risk in the Population of the Republic of Moldova

Igor Codreanu | Vera Sali | ... | Giuseppe Remuzzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 697240
  • - Review Article

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease: A Risk Factor for the Global Epidemic

Maguy Chiha | Mario Njeim | Edgar G. Chedrawy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 386453
  • - Research Article

Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control of Coexistence of Diabetes and Hypertension in Thai Population

Siriwat Tiptaradol | Wichai Aekplakorn
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