Hypertension Pearls

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Daniel W. Jones (M.D.), Deborah S. King, Marion R. Wofford
Hanley & Belfus, 2004 - Medical - 217 pages
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Through interesting case presentations, this volume in the Pearls Series® seeks to enlighten the reader in the management of patients with hypertension. Areas covered include management of essential hypertension, secondary hypertension, patients with multiple risk factors, and complicated management issues. A brief clinical vignette is provided for each case, along with physical findings and lab data, and the reader is encouraged to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. The next page reveals the diagnosis, discusses the disorder and the management of the specific patient, and concludes with 3-4 clinical pearls distilled from the case.

  • Case-based coverage of hypertension in the proven format of the popular Pearls Series®
  • Interactive format allows reader to guess the diagnosis and treatment options before authors reveal it on a following page
  • Real patient cases allow for presentation of information not commonly found in standard texts
  • Each case concludes with 3-4 Clinical Pearls® which distill the key information presented in the case
  • Provides significant focus on latest drug therapies

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About the author (2004)

Daniel Jones is the author of the novel "After Lucy, which was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in "Elle, "Mirabella, "Redbook, "Stagebill, "Indiana Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

Deborah King, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, contemporary healer, and recognized expert in the health and wellness field. She has been a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, as well as other national media outlets. She holds both a doctorate in law and a Ph.D. in Healing Science. As a successful entrepreneur and corporate attorney, King fell into the trap of suppressing a traumatic past, which then manifested as chronic emotional and physical illness and addiction. Ultimately, her condition forced her to face her own truth. She investigated ancient and modern healing systems, and developed a powerful technique of her own. Today, she guides thousands to health through her public events, workshops, and her writings.

William D. Linn, PharmD, Associate Professor, Feik School of Pharmacy, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Marion R. Wofford, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Director of General Internal Medicine, Hypertension Division, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Mary Elizabeth O'Keefe, MD, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

L. Michael Posey, BPharm, American Pharmacists Association, Washington, DC

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