Key Features

  • Confidently meet the needs of special populations with chronic hypertensive disease, as well as hypertension and concomitant disease.
  • Learn new methods of aggressive patient management and disease prevention to help ensure minimal risk of further cardiovascular problems.
  • Benefit from the authors’ Clinical Pearls to reduce complications of hypertension.

Table of Contents


SECTION I: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

1 Epidemiology of Hypertension

2 Pathogenesis of Hypertension

SECTION II: DIAGNOSIS

3 Defining Hypertension

4 Office Blood Pressure Measurement

5 Home Monitoring of Blood Pressure

6 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Hypertension Management

7 White Coat and Masked Hypertension

8 Secondary Hypertension: Renovascular Hypertension

9 Secondary Hypertension: Renin-Independent Mineralocorticoid Excess States

10 Secondary Hypertension: Pheochromocytoma

11 Secondary Hypertension: Sleep Apnea

12 Rare and Unusual Forms of Hypertension

SECTION III: RISK STRATIFICATION

13 The Natural History of Untreated Hypertension

14 The Special Problem of Isolated Systolic Hypertension 

15 Assessment of Hypertensive Target Organ Damage

16 Prediction of Global Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertension

SECTION IV: TREATMENT

17 Diet and Blood Pressure

18 Diuretic Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease

19 β-Blockers in Hypertension

20 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

21 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

22 Calcium Channel Blockers in Hypertension

23 α-Blockers

24 New Drugs for Hypertension

25 Devices for Hypertension

SECTION V: OUTCOME STUDIES

26 Design of Outcomes Studies

27 Meta-Analyses of Hypertension Trials: The Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration

SECTION VI: HYPERTENSION AND CONCOMITANT DISEASES

28 Ischemic Heart Disease in Hypertension

29 Heart Failure in Hypertension

30 Kidney Disease in Hypertension

31 Transplant Hypertension

32 Obesity in Hypertension

33 Peripheral Artery Disease in Hypertension

34 Cerebrovascular Di

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323245371
eBook ISBN:
9781455737352
Print ISBN:
9781437727661

About the authors

Henry Black

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Vice President for Research, Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor; Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

William Elliott

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center. Chicago, IL, USA