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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sandra I. Reynertson, MD, FACC (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a comprehensive review of the epidemiology and molecular pathophysiology as well as clinical physiology and management of systemic hypertension. It represents a collaborative effort by the world's leading experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a complete understanding of systemic hypertension, from the basic science level to the clinical level, in one text that is easy to read and up to date.
Audience: This book is not only directed at clinicians to help in the management of hypertension as well as to provide an understanding of the basic pathophysiology of the disease, but it also helps the basic scientist to better understand the physiology and clinical management of hypertension.
Features: Although the book is quite large and at first appears overbearing, each chapter is very readable and easy to follow. The numerous diagrams, charts, and figures in the text are easy to follow and very useful for teaching purposes.
Assessment: This book is extremely useful as a single, comprehensive, up-to-date text on systemic hypertension from a basic science level through to a general clinical level.