Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007 - Medical - 615 pages
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Clinical hypertension is one of the most serious long-term problems associated with heart disease. This companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease focuses in depth on this key area of cardiovascular medicine. Complete with practical clinical tools for management, it helps you manage the chronic problems of your hypertensive patients. It covers everything from epidemiology and pathophysiology through diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment, outcome studies, concomitant diseases, special populations and special situations, and future treatments.

  • Addresses management of all special populations with chronic hypertensive disease.
  • Includes Clinical Pearls for reducing complications of hypertension.
  • Discusses hypertension and concomitant disease.
  • Provides information on the practical management of hypertension and its role in complex diseases
  • Emphasizes prevention of hypertensive diseases.
  • Covers behavior management as an integral part of treatment plan for hypertensives and pre-hypertensives.
  • Assesses drugs and other forms of treatment.
  • Presents current clinical guidelines for the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
  • Encourages aggressive patient management to ensure minimal risk of further cardiovascular problems.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
Genetics of Hypertension 15 14 The Special Problem of Isolated Systolic
15
Pathophysiology of Hypertension
25
Diagnosis
47
Office Blood Pressure Measurement
58
Home Monitoring of Blood Pressure
69
Treatment
199
Renovascular 19 βBlockers in Hypertension
231
Metaanalyses of Hypertension Trials
316
SECTION
325
Heart Failure in Hypertension 340 43 Resistant Hypertension 498 John F Setaro
340
Kidney Disease in Hypertension 351 44 Hypertension and the Perioperative Period 512 Robert L Bard Robert D Brook and Kim A Eagle
351
Transplant Hypertension 361 45 Hypertensive Emergencies and Urgencies 517 Shakaib U Rehman Jan N Basile and Donald G Vidt
361
Peripheral Arterial Disease in Hypertension 384 Future 525
384
Cerebrovascular Disease in Hypertension 392 Barry L Carter
535
Dyslipidemia in Hypertension 418
549

Mineralocorticoid Excess Domenic A Sica
239
William F Young Jr 22 Calcium Channel Blockers in Hypertension
268
Sleep Apnea 134
286
Rare and Unusual Forms of Hypertension 144 24 New and Investigational Drugs for Hypertension
295
Special Populations and Special Larry E Fields
571
Hypertension in Children and Adolescents 440 INDEX
577
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Nathan D. Wong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Heart Disease Prevention Program
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92597

Henry R. Black, MD
Associate Vice President for Research
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Associate Dean of Research
Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor and Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois

Dr Black is internationally known for his work in hypertension. He is a contributor to HURST.

Julius M Gardin, MD
St. John Guild Distinguished Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiology and
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Bill Elliott is a therapist, author, and speaker who is on a personal and literary quest for meaning. To write his two previous books, he traveled across America and around the world to interview legendary spiritual and religious figures, including Billy Graham, Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama.

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