Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension

Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension


By (author) Norman M. Kaplan, By (author) Ellin Lieberman, By (author) William Neal

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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Hardback | 444 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 258mm x 32mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0781732247
  • ISBN 13: 9780781732246
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: 8th Revised edition

Product description

Recommended in the Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical library - April 2001 & 2003 This highly acclaimed clinical reference by a world-renowned authority on hypertension is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Eighth Edition. Dr Kaplan integrates the latest basic science findings and clinical trial data and presents up-to-date, practical recommendations for treatment and prevention of all forms of hypertension. This edition offers guidelines on the use of newer antihypertensive agents, including angiotensin II-receptor blockers and neutral vasopeptidase inhibitors. Other timely issues addressed include accuracy of home blood pressure monitoring devices; long term prognosis of white coat hypertension; recent advances in genetics; results of controlled trials on therapy of renovascular hypertension; and new diagnostic tests for mineralocorticoid hypertension FEATURES: A single expert author thereby assuring complete coverage without repetition Practical orientation to serve both the cardiologist and generalist Recent information on genetic mechanisms of hypertension Over 3,000 references offer thorough reviews of all the pertinent literature from 2001 The book's coverage of pathophysiology provides a background for diagnostic & thrapeutic decision-making Over 200 illustrations, tables, and algorithms offer rapid access to essential facts in clinical situations NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updated content throughout The latest guidelines for treatment & prevention The latest clinical trials on therapy of hypertension Discussions on the role of the newest anti-hypertension agents Discussions on the relationship between hypertension and nephrosclerosis Discussions on the accuracy of home monitoring device

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Table of contents

Hypertension in the Population at Large Measurement of Blood Pressure Primary Hypertension: Pathogenesis Primary Hypertension: Natural History and Evaluation Treatment of Hypertension: Why, When, How Far Treatment of Hypertension: Lifestyle Modifications Treatment of Hypertension: Drug Therapy Hypertensive Crises Renal Parenchymal Hypertension Renovascular Hypertension Hypertension with Pregnancy and the Pill Pheochromocytoma (with a Preface about Incidental Adrenal Masses) Primary Aldosteronism Hypertension Induced by Cortisol or Deoxycorticosterone Other Forms of Secondary Hypertension Hypertension in Childhood and Adolescence Inde