Part I General theory of secondary hypertension Chapter 1 Screening strategies for secondary hypertension Chapter 2 The clinical manifestations of secondary hypertension, Medical history, symptoms and signs Chapter 3 General laboratory tests Chapter 4 Special laboratory tests Part II Theories of Secondary Hypertension Chapter 5 Renal parenchymal hypertension Chapter 6 Renovascular hypertension Chapter 7 Other renal diseases-related high blood pressure Chapter 8 Vascular disease hypertension Chapter 9 Endocrine hypertension Chapter 10 Neurogenic hypertension Chapter 11 Psychosocial disorders and hypertension Chapter 12 Cardiovascular disease and hypertension Chapter 13 Sleep apnea syndrome and hypertension Chapter 14 Connective tissue disease and hypertension Chapter 15 Metabolic disorders-related hypertension Chapter 16 Hematological system diseases Chapter 17 Women and Gestational Hypertension Disorders Chapter 18 Monogenic hereditary hypertension Chapter 19 Secondary hypertension of other types Chapter 20 Drug-induced and exogenous hypertension
This book provides a comprehensive overview of secondary hypertension for clinicians, including cardiologists as well as primary training physicians and general practitioners.
A large number of patients suffer from high blood pressure, and it was previously thought that secondary hypertension accounted for 10% of all cases. However, according to new studies, the proportion of secondary hypertension is much higher than this. While hypertensive patients are usually treated in the cardiovascular department, secondary hypertension involves diseases in various fields, such as renal, endocrinological, immunological and urological diseases. This book allows readers to gain a thorough understanding of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of secondary hypertension.
It first discusses screening strategies for secondary hypertension, including clinical manifestations, general tests and special tests. It then addresses specific aspects of hypertension related to other diseases, like renal parenchymal diseases; transplantation; congenital diseases; endocrine, neurogenic and psychosocial disorders; vascular conditions; sleep apnoea syndrome, connective tissue disease and metabolic-associated hypertension. Lastly, it covers secondary hypertension related to rare heredity conditions. Nanfang Li is Director and chief of People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, The Center of Hypertension, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.