Churchill's Pocketbook of Hypertension available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This pocketbook is a guide for hospital doctors, general practitioners and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with hypertension. Using a similar format to that of the other titles in the Churchill's Pocketbook series, it clearly and concisely details the important points of the origins, diagnosis, investigation and treatment of hypertension, taking full account of the latest evidence available. It provides information on hypertension in special patient groups including the elderly and in pregnancy, and on the management of hypertensive emergencies. A special chapter at the end is devoted to answering the questions that are most frequently asked by GPs and patients.
- A concise and authoritative guide for all working in the care of patients with hypertension.
- Illustrative with two-colour line drawings as well as colour and black and white photographs.
- Written by three specialists in the field of hypertension.
- A user friendly, well-referenced and up-to-date source of information on all the main aspects of hypertension.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction
• Epidemiology of hypertension
• Consequences of hypertension
• Aetiology of hypertension
• Lifestyle factors and relationship with hypertension
• Secondary hypertension
Chapter 2: Clinical assessment of hypertension
• History and examination
• Blood pressure measurement
Chapter 3: Treatment of hypertension
• Risk assessment
• Lifestyle measures
• Drug therapy for essential hypertension
• Major drug classes in hypertension
• Other interventions
Chapter 4: Treatment of hypertension in special patient groups
• Malignant hypertension
• Diabetes and hypertension
• Hypertension in the elderly
• Hypertension in the obese patient
• Hypertension in pregnancy
• Ethnic and racial differences
• Children and adolescents
Chapter 5: Frequently asked questions in hypertension