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The Journal of Cardiovascular Risk seeks to establish its own niche through both an emphasis on the management of cardiovascular risk factors and a review of current research. Although these topics appear in other journals in the cardiovascular field, Journal of Cardiovascular Risk provides a forum in which risk factors are the major focus.
From this perspective, the "Review in Depth" section is a significant strength. Although these reviews are commissioned works, they are similar to the formal conferences and continuing education sessions that several of the professional societies in the cardiovascular field conduct on a regular basis.
The topics covered are timely. Examples include lipoproteins and coronary heart disease, target organ damage in hypertension, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Each issue begins with an overview of the topic by the senior author followed by a series of focused articles on subtopics that emphasize the clinical implications and management strategies.
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