Professor Paddy Mark's paper selected as a High Impact Paper for Summer 2019

The editors of Hypertension established a program to recognize High Impact Papers published in the Journal in the categories of basic, clinical, and population sciences. 

We are pleased to announce that Professor Paddy Mark's paper was selected as a High Impact Paper for Summer 2019. Several academics across SCMH and MVLS contributed to the paper, "Urinary sodium excretion, blood pressure and risk of future cardiovascular disease and mortality in subjects without prior cardiovascular disease" which was selected as a High Impact Paper for Summer 2019 in the category of Population science. 

High Impact papers are selected every quarter by the editors of Hypertension to draw attention to the most important research published in the journal during the preceding 3 months. Selected papers are featured on the journal website, announced to AHA members by email and shared with all Hypertension followers on social media outlets.


Prof Mark spoke about his delight at the news: 

“We are delighted that our paper has been selected for this award by Hypertension. It’s quite a controversial message as we demonstrate that although dietary salt intake correlates with blood pressure, the amount of salt consumed didn’t appear to be associated with longer term cardiovascular events. It should be remembered that this research was restricted to healthy people in UK Biobank. This work does show what a fantastic resource UK Biobank is for large cohort studies”

Paddy Mark Certificate

First published: 30 July 2019