Hypertension: A Companion to Brenner and Rector's the Kidney

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Suzanne Oparil, Michael A. Weber
Elsevier Mosby, 2005 - Medical - 872 pages
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The revised and updated 2nd Edition provides a logical, practical framework for managing patients with hypertension. Today's leading experts discuss all aspects of the field-from pathophysiology, pharmacological treatments, and lifestyle modifications to secondary hypertension and cardiovascular complications.

  • Assesses the risks of specific pharmacological treatments * offers expert analysis of recent clinical trials * and provides
  • Delivers strategies for managing patients with comorbid conditions such as diabetes, renal disease, and ischemic heart disease.
  • Explains the role of vascular biology in the pathogenesis of hypertension.


  • Includes 11 new chapters: The National High Blood Pressure Education Program * Angiotensin 1-7 * Aldosterone and Minealocorticoids * Vasodilator Peptides * Clinical Outcome Trials of Hypertension with Angiotensin Receptor Blockers * ACE Inhibitor Trials: Effects in Hypertension * Obesity and Hypertension: Role of Diet Drugs * Exercise and Hypertension * Pharmacokinetics of Antihypertensive Drugs * Hypertension in Children * and Dietary Approaches to Hypertension Management: The DASH Studies.
  • Provides complete revisions of all other existing chapters.
  • Features new clinical pearls * evidence-based therapeutic ladders that summarize key therapy regimens * and preferred treatment boxes that highlight important information.

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