This book takes an innovative new approach to therapeutic decision-making, providing answers to a range of questions that the busy clinician faces on a daily basis. In a carefully chosen series of discussions, the contributors, all of whom are internationally recognised authorities in their fields, offer their own recommendations for managing difficult problems and offer insights into the value or otherwise of various treatment choices based on their own experience and the available evidence.
- Addresses practical questions not covered in current guidelines - Provides treatment recommendations based on hands-on clinical experience at major centres of excellence - Aids the physician in prescribing for the hypertensive patient presenting with challenging conditions
PP Toth, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, USA; DA Sica, Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Hypertension, Division of Nephrology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Specialists in hypertension and renal medicine * Cardiologists * General physicians * Hospital pharmacists
1. Do anxiety and panic disorders influence blood pressure* C Warren, SL Dubovsky.
2. Should diuretic therapy be first step therapy in all hypertensive patients* BL Carter, ME Ernst
3. Are lifestyle modifications effective for the treatment of hypertension* TA Kotchen, JM Kotchen.
4. Identification and management of hypertensive nephropathy. B Burney, GL Bakris.
5. How low should systolic and diastolic blood pressure be* N Karakala, DS Hanes, MR Weir.
6. Exercise, athletes and blood pressure. JJ Leddy, JL Izzo.
7. Management of hypertensive emergencies, SU Rehman, DG Vidt, J Basile.
8. Managing hypertension in African American patients. JM Flack.
9. Diagnostic considerations when evaluating hypertension in adolescents and patients less than 25 years of age. WB Moskowitz.
10. Is there a role for alpha-blockers in the treatment of hypertension* JL Pool, AA Taylor.