An essential resource for all cardiologists, internists, and medical residents, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Management Essentials assists clinicians in the treatment of hypertension and high cholesterol, the two most easily diagnosed and treatable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This concise yet complete handbook includes the scientific background for each drug class presented, and includes a review of the science supporting the utilization of the agents in particular patient situations. The medications and their doses and dosage forms are presented in easy to use tables, so that the practitioners can quickly access the information to make their treatment decisions, whether they are in the hospital or in an outpatient setting.
- The format is designed for quick and easy use in patient care situations, either in a hospital or outpatient setting.
- The medications discussed are arranged in order of prominence, so that the commonly used agents are found first in the text.
- There are very clear discussions of the major research projects that support the use of the various agents.
- Tables at the back are readily available for quick and efficient use.
- This text covers the treatment of both of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, that are seen in primary care practice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1 Section 1: Hypertension
Chapter 1 Hypertension
Chapter 2 Hypertension Management
Chapter 3 Diuretics
Chapter 4 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors-ACE Inhibitors
Chapter 5 Calcium Channel Blockers
Chapter 6 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
Chapter 7 Beta-Blockers
Chapter 8 Alpha-1 Blockers
Chapter 9 Renin Inhibitors
Chapter 10 Aldosterone Receptor Blockers
Chapter 11 Central Agonists
Chapter 12 Direct Vasodilators
Chapter 13 Peripheral Adrenergic Inhibitors
Section 2 Cholesterol
Chapter 14 Hyperlipidemia
Chapter 15 Diagnosis and Risk Stratification
Chapter 16 Treatment Issues
Chapter 17 Other Diagnostic Modalities
Chapter 18 HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)
Chapter 19 Ezetimibe
Chapter 20 The Fibrates (Fibric Acid Derivatives)
Chapter 21 Niacin
Chapter 22 Bile Acid Sequestrates
Chapter 23 Omega-3 Fish Oils
Chapter 24 Torcetrapib
Chapter 25 Coenzyme Q10
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Miller Guthrie, MD - Ohio State University
Dr Guthrie is 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and he is residency trained and Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University. At Ohio State University, Dr Guthrie conducts a Clinical Research Program focusing on the development of new pharmacological agents for use in the management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Dr Guthrie has authored over 175 papers, presented papers, and abstracts, and he has lectured extensively throughout the US on the prevention of cardiovascular disease.