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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Chad M Dugas, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a concise, up-to-date overview of the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.
Purpose: Part of the Oxford American Cardiology Library series, this book serves as a practical, state-of-the art review of hypertension.
Audience: Although geared towards cardiologists, the book also will benefit internists, family medicine physicians, midlevel providers, and other specialists. The international panel of authors and contributors are well established in their respective medical specialties.
Features: The book is designed as a compact, pocket-sized handbook. The content is evidence based, referencing important findings in landmark clinical hypertension trials. Figures and tables highlight pathophysiology, clinical trial results, and medical therapy.
Assessment: This is an excellent contribution to the field of clinical hypertension. It serves as a valuable guide for specialists across all fields of medicine.