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Volume: 37
Number: 4
Index: December 2009
Editorial Calendar
April 2010
Clinical Focus: Hypertension
  • Hypertension in athletes
    • Antihypertension medication and its effects on athletes
  • Risk of CVD in professional athletes
  • NSAIDs in sports medicine
  • Arterial and venous injuries in athletes
  • Family history and exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (eg, left ventricular hypertrophy)
  • Physical activity for non-athletes with hypertension
    • Exercise programs for patients with hypertension
  • Sleep changes related to hypertension
  • Resuming exercise after rhabdomyolysis
  • Gender differences in hypertension and treatment options
  • Dietary approaches to prevention and treatment hypertension
  • Exercise and the vascular wall
  • Effects of exercise on aging
  • Association between exercise and atherosclerosis
  • Sodium ingestion and hypertension
  • Arrhythmia and "holiday heart"
  • Increased arterial stiffness in children, patients with type 2 diabetes
  • COPD
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