Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics / Edition 1

Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics / Edition 1

by William B. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896038408

ISBN-13: 9780896038400

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Although elderly hypertensive patients are the subjects of the largest body of outcomes trial data, as a group they are not getting the maximum benefit from antihypertensive medications. In Hypertension in the Elderly, a panel of leading academic physicians comprehensively reviews all aspects of this problem using the most current clinical data. Topics range from

Overview

Although elderly hypertensive patients are the subjects of the largest body of outcomes trial data, as a group they are not getting the maximum benefit from antihypertensive medications. In Hypertension in the Elderly, a panel of leading academic physicians comprehensively reviews all aspects of this problem using the most current clinical data. Topics range from basic concepts, epidemiology and trials, and evaluation and management, to pharmacological treatment, special populations, and adherence, all presented with an emphasis on the optimal management of patients. The authors examine in detail the mechanisms of hypertension in the elderly, particularly age-related changes in vascular stiffness, and methodically review the lifestyle and outcomes trials that were conducted in older persons. The problems of clinical evaluation, secondary hypertension, and target organ damage are also fully addressed, and a practical approach is provided for correctly determining blood pressure, one of the most important tasks in evaluating an older patient. Extensive discussions of pharmacological therapy detail the role of individual drug classes, including diuretics and [beta]-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium antagonists, [alpha]-I blockers, and combination drug therapies. Additional chapters focus on special populations, such as African Americans, patients with diabetes, and patients with arthritis, as well as on the clinician's role in improving therapeutic adherence in older patients.

Features: Standard reference on the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in the elderly, Full use of the most current clinical data available,Extensive discussion of all the major pharmacological therapies, Treatment guidelines for African Americans and patients with diabetes and arthritis, Help in improving therapeutic adherence in older patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896038400
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Contemporary Cardiology Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     v
Preface     ix
Contributors     xv
Out-of-Office Blood Pressure Monitoring
Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure   Thomas G. Pickering     3
Evaluation of Journals, Diaries, and Indexes of Work-Site and Environmental Stress   Gary D. James     39
Electronic Activity Recording in Cardiovascular Disease   George A. Mansoor     59
Ambulatory Monitoring of Blood Pressure: Devices, Analysis, and Clinical Utility   Subramanian Krishnan   William B. White     73
Validation and Reliability of Blood Pressure Monitors   Eoin O'Brien   Neil Atkins     97
Circadian Variation of Cardiovascular Disease
Circadian Rhythmic and Environmental Determinants of 24-Hour Blood Pressure Regulation in Normal and Hypertensive Conditions   Francesco Portaluppi   Michael H. Smolensky     135
Circadian Variation of Blood Pressure in the Population at Large   Hilde Celis   Jan A. Staessen     159
Importance of Heart Rate in Determining Cardiovascular Risk   Paolo Palatini     187
Sodium, Potassium, the Sympathetic Nervous System, and the Renin-Angiotensin System: Impact on the Circadian Variability in Blood Pressure   Domenic A. Sica   Dawn K. Wilson     203
Prognostic Value of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring   Paolo Verdecchia   Fabio Angeli   Giuseppe Schillaci     225
Day/Night Pattern of Myocardial Infarction and Sudden Cardiac Death: Interacting Roles of the Endogenous Circadian System and Behavioral Triggers   Steven A. Shea   Michael F. Hilton   James E. Muller     253
Seasonal, Weekly and Circadian Variability of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke   Tudor D. Vagaonescu   Robert A. Phillips     293
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Special Populations
Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Older Patients   L. Michael Prisant   Pamela J. Fall     311
Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents   Monesha Gupta-Malhotra   Ronald Portman     339
Ambulatory Blood Pressure During Pregnancy   Deborah Feldman     369
Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease   Sergio F. F. Santos   Aldo J. Peixoto     389
Ambulatory Blood Ruessure Monitoring and Therapy
Chronobiology and Chronopharmacology of Hypertension: Importance of Timing of Dosing   Bjorn Lemmer     413
Advances in Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring for the Evaluation of Antihypertensive Therapy   William B. White     437
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Practice   David H. G. Smith   Joel M. Neutel     463
Index     485

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