- A practical and comprehensive guide to this challenging area of medicine
- Covers the pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension
- Follows the patient's path from referral and initial investigation to recommended paths of management
- Completely up-to-date and evidence-based describing the roles of new approaches to hypertension management
- Fully illustrated with numerous diagrams, graphs and colour plates to aid understanding
- Written by recognized experts at one of Europe's leading hypertension centres
The investigation and treatment of hypertension, a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease throughout the world, remains a challenge, even in developed countries. Although antihypertensives have been available for 50 years, the rational and effective use of the myriad of existing drugs remains a concern, as does the desire to identify patients with secondary hypertension from the mass of individuals with primary or essential hypertension.
The aim of this handbook is to provide state-of-the-art information concerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension in the 21st century. The book covers the underlying physiological, genetic and environmental components which may contribute towards its pathogenesis as well as the currently available therapies and clinical trials in hypertension. The chapters are clearly laid-out and written for the non-expert but contain sufficient detail to serve as a useful reference for the experienced physician. The book is completely up-to-date and evidence-based, while the authors are recognized experts in hypertension based at one of Europe's leading hypertension centres.
Readership: Trainees in cardiovascular medicine, primary care doctors, specialists in hypertension, general hospital physicians, general practitioners, pharmacists and specialist nurses.
"...an excellent balance of pathophysiologic underpinning and a practical, algorithmic approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment...numerous illustrations, flow-diagrams and bullet summaries integrate information in a useful manner... The end product is a well organized handbook that will have a wide readership and satisfy both primary care physicians and specialists with a keen interest in the field of hypertension."
- From the foreword by Dr Stanley S. Franklin, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
"This handbook achieves a good balance among utility, detail, and brevity that is unusual. The practical perspective of this book, combined with sound presentation of hypertension fundamentals, will make it appealing to a wide range of readers."
- William J. McManus, M.D., Ochsner Clinical Foundation
Table of Contents
- 1: Aetiology and pathophysiology
- 2: Essential hypertension
- 3: Specific investigations for secondary hypertension
- 4: Secondary hypertension
- 5: Monogenic syndromes
- 6: Special populations
- 7: Antihypertensive drugs
- 8: Hypertension in the 21st century
- Useful websites
- Glossary of major clinical trials
Joseph Cheriyan, Consultant Physician, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK, Carmel McEniery, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK, and Ian B. Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK