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The previous Ninth Edition of this best-selling clinical textbook by a world-renowned authority on hypertension was listed as the #1 reference book by the American Society of Hypertension in 2006, and was translated into eight languages. In this Tenth Edition, Kaplan and Victor integrate the latest basic science findings and clinical trial data and present up-to-date, practical, evidence-based recommendations for treatment and prevention of all forms of hypertension. Abundant algorithms and flow charts are ...

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The previous Ninth Edition of this best-selling clinical textbook by a world-renowned authority on hypertension was listed as the #1 reference book by the American Society of Hypertension in 2006, and was translated into eight languages. In this Tenth Edition, Kaplan and Victor integrate the latest basic science findings and clinical trial data and present up-to-date, practical, evidence-based recommendations for treatment and prevention of all forms of hypertension. Abundant algorithms and flow charts are included to aid clinicians in decision-making.

Every page of the Tenth Edition has been thoroughly revised by the authors to cover new developments in the pathogenesis of hypertension; discussions on the significance of nighttime blood pressure; new information on the relationship of sleep apnea to blood pressure; updates on diagnosing primary aldosteronism; detailed information on the latest antihypertensive drugs, including combination drugs; and a chapter on hypertension in children and adolescents.

Highlights of the new edition include:

Discussion on the significance of nighttime blood pressure

Information on "combo" drugs, the wave of the future

New developments in pathogenesis of hypertension

Update on diagnosing primary aldosteronism

Update on the relationship between sleep apnea and blood pressure

A sound approach to the management of hypertension

Cohesive, nonrepetitive content

Distinguishes "the novel from the new, the relevant from the irrelevant"

For a complete and cohesive examination of the latest literature in the field, Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension, 10e, is the respected, reliable source. It's an essential volume for both the studentand practicing professional bookshelf.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the American Medical Association
The overall practical and clinical value of this text is outstanding. It should find a place in the medical libraries as a reference book and is recommended to practicing physicians, medical students, fellows, residents, and nurses.
James Zeller
The appearance of this exemplary single-authored book's seventh edition attests to its widespread acceptance and popularity, a refreshing phenomenon in this age of multiauthored books. (Only the 13-page chapter on pediatric hypertension was written by another physician). Although some of the chapters in the book are relatively unchanged from the last edition (not everything changes in medicine over four years' time), the author has done a masterful job of updating it by citing and evaluating the recent literature. For example, the 1997 Sixth Joint National Committee Report and the Syst-Eur Trial, the European counterpart of the SHEP study, have each found their niche in the text. Clinicians and academicians would be well-served by this book, which features the author's clinical acumen. Especially valuable in my opinion are the chapters that focus on the epidemiological and public health aspects of hypertension, since they synthesize and evaluate a wealth of data, otherwise widely dispersed, and serve as a sound basis for clinical decision-making. Equally valuable are the individual chapters on hypertensive crises and secondary hypertension. Although some points in these chapters may be questioned by other authorities, they really are paradigms of what clinical writing should be: unified, lucid syntheses of a vast amount of knowledge and data into practical essays that are easy to read and assimilate. Not least among the virtues of this book are the prudent and balanced judgement of the author and the clear and straightforward style, which makes reading the book a pleasure. Although the seventh edition is about 40 pages shorter than its predecessor, I am not sure that its smallerprint is worth the trade-off.
A reference on hypertension, covering all forms of hypertension and focusing on common problems, especially primary hypertension. Coverage includes hypertension in the population at large, nondrug and drug treatment, renal vascular hypertension, hypertension with pregnancy and the Pill, forms of secondary hypertension, and hypertension in childhood and adolescence. Each chapter provides information on causes, clinical features, tests, therapy, and management. This seventh edition incorporates new developments in the field over the past four years, and discusses new topics such as managed care, evidence-based medicine, and the roles of nitric oxide and endothelin in hypertension. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
**** A single-authored (with the exception of the chapter on children written by Ellin Lieberman) text, summarizing and analyzing the current knowledge about the mechanisms behind hypertension and the increasingly effective therapies for its control. The fourth edition (1986) is cited in Brandon-Hill. This revised and updated edition (5th ed., 1990) provides additional coverage to some topics that are unusual but more interesting because new insights about them have become available, such as glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism, the genetic basis of which has been uncovered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
Sixteen chapters discuss the major issues related to the understanding of hypertension, including its prevalence in the population, the measurement of blood pressure, pathogenesis, natural history and evaluation, its treatment, crises, renal parenchymal hypertension, renovascular hypertension, pregnancy, pheochromocytoma, primary aldosteronism, cortisol and deoxycorticosterone, secondary hypertension, and hypertension in childhood and adolescence. Charts, diagrams, and other images present key information. Kaplan teaches internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Amit Prasad, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book summarizes the current state of knowledge about hypertension.
Purpose: The purpose is to address all aspects of hypertension.
Audience: Students, allied health professionals, physicians in training, and practicing clinicians who care for patients with hypertension will find this to be an excellent resource.
Features: This comprehensive overview of the field of hypertension contains 16 chapters on every form of hypertension (renovascular, pheochromocytoma, etc.) written by leading experts in the field including Norman Kaplan, Ronald Victor, and Joseph Flynn, who writes about pediatric hypertension. The largest portion is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of essential hypertension. The recommendations are often the expert opinion of the authors, and they sometimes oppose trends in the field. For instance, the authors cite the failure of the JNC-7 guidelines to incorporate cardiovascular risk assessment into their recommendations for initial drug therapy and instead advocate the European approach for initial drug therapy. The book clearly states any biases of their recommendations and any deviation from current guidelines.
Assessment: Overall, this is a well done book on the broad field of hypertension. Its strengths include the comprehensive coverage, extensive referencing of the latest research, and the engaging writing style of the authors.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451160888
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,285,019
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

1 Hypertension in the population at large 1
2 Measurement of blood pressure 25
3 Primary hypertension : pathogenesis 50
4 Primary hypertension : natural history and evaluation 122
5 Treatment of hypertension : why, when, how far 161
6 Treatment of hypertension : lifestyle modifications 192
7 Treatment of hypertension : drug therapy 217
8 Hypertensive crises 311
9 Renal parenchymal hypertension 325
10 Renovascular hypertension 347
11 Hypertension with pregnancy and the pill 369
12 Pheochromocytoma (with a preface about incidental adrenal masses) 389
13 Primary aldosteronism 410
14 Hypertension induced by cortisol or deoxycorticosterone 434
15 Other forms of identifiable hypertension 447
16 Hypertension in childhood and adolescence 465
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