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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443074622
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Series: Churchill Pocketbooks Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 3.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
• Background
• 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
• Investigations

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

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