Hypertension in the chronic HD population is a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is a 20 fold greater incidence of cardiovascular mortality in the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) population compared to the general population without renal failure. Systemic hypertension has been identified as a major risk factor for the progression of atherosclerosis, left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular dilation, heart failure and death.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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