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Hypertension Essentials 2010

Hypertension Essentials 2010

by Norman M. Kaplan, Michael A. Weber
     
 
Hypertension affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide, including 60% of those over the age of 60. Proper treatment reduces by 30% the incidence and fatality from coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Hypertension Essentials 2010 is a current, concise, and practical step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment

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Hypertension affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide, including 60% of those over the age of 60. Proper treatment reduces by 30% the incidence and fatality from coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Hypertension Essentials 2010 is a current, concise, and practical step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension. More than 50 clinical trials, common management pitfalls, and cardiovascular risk reduction measures are also described.

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Reviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: Written by leading experts, this is a concise, convenient pocketbook that covers the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension and touches upon hypertension as it may be encountered in patients in the primary care, inpatient, and ICU setting.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the essential information needed to properly assess, evaluate, initiate, and maintain treatment of patients with hypertension.
Audience: The handbook is written primarily for primary care practitioners, but it also may be useful for students, residents, and emergency room physicians.
Features: The first of the book's three sections covers the basics of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension, reviewing the five major groups of antihypertensive medications, their efficacy, mechanisms of action, indications, and side-effect profiles. The second section briefly reviews the presentation and treatment of hypertension as it may arise in emergent situations. The third section summarizes the findings of several major clinical trials relevant to the management of hypertension, effectiveness of treatment, and risk reduction offered by various medication classes. Numerous tables succinctly summarize and organize a vast amount of information. Antihypertensive classes of medication are compared in terms of efficacy, side effect profile, indications for specific comorbidities, forms, dosing, etc.
Assessment: Any practicing physician, resident, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or medical student would find this handbook valuable. The convenient, lightweight, pocket-size design puts a significant amount of information at the reader's fingertips. It provides up-to-date guidelines usefully organized into accessible tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763777883
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
11/11/2009
Edition description:
2E
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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