Hypertension: A Guide to Assessment and ManagementPaperback
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- Publisher: Springer London Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Publication date: 28 February 2007
- Publication City/Country: England
- ISBN 10: 1846284155
- ISBN 13: 9781846284151
This concise pocketbook is written from the combined perspective of the cardiologist and the general practitioner to offer sound and practical advice on the management of the hypertensive patient. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions affecting 25 per cent of the adult population in the Western world and, therefore, accounts for a considerable portion of the GP and cardiologist's workload. This text offers sound, practical guidance on patient management supported by numerous flow charts, key points and algorithms. This is an essential vade mecum for all involved in the management and care of the hypertensive patient including GPs, cardiologists and all those working in hypertension clinics.
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Table of contents
Clinical Assessment: Assessing Risk in Hypertension: Clinical work-up * Lifestyle * Additional risk * Patient history * Family history * Drug history. Physical Examination: Measurement of blood pressure * Auscultatory sounds. Other Cardiovascular Investigations: Pulses and bruits * Sounds and cardiac murmurs * The eyes * Additional investigations. Managing Hypertension: Associated clinical conditions, including target organ damage * Joint British Societies Coronary Risk Prediction Chart * Initial treatment measures * Weight * Sodium and potassium * Alcohol consumption * Physical exercise * Smoking * Monitoring Patients: Antihypertensive Drugs: Initiating drug therapy * Checklists * Reading.