Hypertension Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

Michael Weber, MD, and a panel of distinguished authorities provide a comprehensive practical survey focusing on the key issues that determine the who, when, and how of hypertension management. Emphasis is given to the practical issues of management: how to select treatments that optimize results for even the most difficult-to-treat hypertensive patient, and what to do about the major concomitant problems. Examined in detail are the principal underlying mechanisms of hypertension, particularly those that help explain treatment choices, as well as the best techniques for successfully evaluating patients before treatment. Authoritative and eminently readable, Hypertension Medicine constitutes a highly practical account of the challenging issues faced daily by family physicians, internists, and general practitioners in the evaluation and optimal management of hypertension.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

One of the world’s leading authorities on the treatment of hypertension compiles this essential text on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hypertension. Created for all practicing physicians treating high-risk patients, it covers the epidemiology, consequences, diagnosis, and pharmacologic treatment of hypertension. Intended for general practitioners and primary care physicians, this book is also an outstanding reference for medical students and residents interested in hypertension.

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Editorial Reviews

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Written to provide practical solutions for clinicians, 41 essays by as many specialists cover a wide array of issues. Their instructions were to write in a conversational style, include personal opinions, and address controversial issues. Coverage encompasses various aspects of the effects of aging and race, the role of stress, diagnosis and special tests, principles of treatment, and major drug classes. The final 10 papers are devoted to problems that arise in treatment, mainly from secondary diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, degenerative joint disease, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Weber is affiliated with SUNY Health Sciences U., Brooklyn, NY. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896037885
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/11/2001
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Background Issues In Hypertension. Studies Justifying the Use of Treatment to Prevent Cardiovascular Events, Henry R. Black. Effects of Aging on Blood Pressure, Vincent DeQuattro. Effects of Race on Blood Pressure, John M. Flack. Genetics in Hypertension, Joel M. Neutel and David H. G. Smith. Sodium and Other Dietary Factors, Myron H. Weinberger. The Role of Stress in the Development of Hypertension, Thomas G. Pickering. Neuroendocrine Factors: Role of the Sympathetic Nervous and Renin Angiotensin Systems, Stevo Julius. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Diastolic Dysfunction, George A. Mansoor and William B. White. Role of the Endothelium in Hypertension, Ellis R. Levin. Part II. Diagnosis and Special Tests. Systolic, Diastolic, Mean or Pulse Pressure: Which is the Best Predictor of Hypertensive Cardiovascular Risk?, Stanley S. Franklin. Manual Blood Pressure Measurement-Still the Gold Standard: Why & How to Measure Blood Pressure the Old Fashioned Way, Carlene M. Grim and Clarence E. Grim. Initial Routine Tests for the Diagnosis and Risk Satisfaction of the Patient with Hypertension, Tudor Vagonescu and Robert A. Phillips. When to Suspect Secondary Hypertension, Donald G. Vidt. Evaluation of Renal Function and Proteinuria, Ira W. Reiser and Jerome G. Porush. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, David H. G. Smith. Arterial Compliance in Hypertension, G. E. McVeigh and Li LanYoon. Part III. Principles of Treatment. Starting Hypertension Treatment: Setting Targets, Michael A. Weber. Choosing the First Agent, Matthew R. Weir. Managing an Inadequate Response to the First Agent: Changing Doses or Drugs, Adding Drugs, L. Michael Prisant. The Rationale of Low Dose Combination Therapy in Cardiovascular Risk Management, Joel M. Neutel and David H. G. Smith. How to Monitor Progress in Hypertensive Patients, Ehud Grossman. Problems of Treatment Compliance and Polypharmacy, Gordon S. Stokes and Philip A. Atkin. Should Treatment Differ in African-American and Caucasian Patients?, W. Dallas Hall. Measuring the Benefits of Antihypertensive Treatment, Michael A. Weber. Part IV. Major Antihypertensive Drug Classes. Diuretics in Hypertension Therapy, James R. Sowers, Joel M. Neutel, and Matthew R. Weir. b-Adrenergic Blocker Treatment of Hypertension: Pharmacodynamics and Guide to Patient Selection, Jon D. Blumenfeld. Calcium Antagonists, Franz H. Messerli, Jayant Dey, and Zanbin Feng. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Irene Gavras and Haralambos Gavras. The Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, Michael A. Weber. Selective a1 - Blockers, Joseph L. Izzo, Jr. Centrally Acting Antihypertensive Drugs, Mark Houston. Part V. Solving Problems in Hypertension Management. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III: How Are We Doing with Blood Pressure Control?, David A. Calhoun and Suzanne Oparil. Lipid Abnormalities and Hypertension, Thomas D. Giles. Diabetes and Hypertension, Kurt M. R. Sowers and James R. Sowers. Treatment of Hypertensive Patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency, Samuel Spitalewitz and Jerome G. Porush. Treating Angina Pectoris in Hypertension, Hal L. Chadow and Joel A. Strom. Hypertension and its Treatment in Concomitant Conditions: Degenerative Joint Disease, Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, and Parkinson's Disease, Domenic A. Sica. Cognitive Disorders and Dementia in Hypertension: Implications for Treatment, Lena Kilander. Refractory Hypertension, C. Venkata S. Ram. Hypertensive Emergencies, Dilek K. Sowers. Referring to Hypertension Experts: The Hypertension Consultant, Lawrence R. Krakoff.

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Foreword

Foreword by Norman K. Hollenberg:

"This is an outstanding book. . .Each chapter in this book has been written by an authority in the field. This is going to be a very successful publication. There is something in it for everyone who sees patients, and it is well informed, thoughtfully organized, well written and judicious in the selection of emphasis and of detail." ----Foreword by Norman K. Hollenberg, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

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