Practical Management of Hypertension

Practical Management of Hypertension

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This compact guide on the practical management of the hypertensive individual first saw light in 1990. The underlying concept was, and still is, to produce an easily accessible 'leaf-through' type of mini-textbook on the hypertensive individual's condition and the many dilemmas that surround diagnosis, surveillance and intention to treat or not treat. Our primary aim has been to promote a utilitarian train of thought in the decision-making process in practice, whether general or specialistic. In pursuing this policy, we felt, however, that the terms of practical orientation and advice should be matched, in a concise form, to scientific arguments whenever possible. This cannot always be achieved in reality, so that some chapters unavoidably have a more scientifically-oriented flavour than others. For the 'eager reader' in search of more scientific facts, selected references have been provided. One may rightfully wonder whether such a concept would not turn into a hybrid kind of hypertension guide. And, yes, this booklet has become something of a hybrid, a compromise between an ultra- lean and superbly pictorial compendium like the Clinician's Manual on Hypertension (Hansson, 1990) and the ABC of Hypertension (O'Brien et aI. , 1995) on the one hand, and full-blown textbooks (e. g. Laragh and Brenner, 1995; Swales, 1995) and even the Handbook of Hypertension Series, Birken- hager and Reid (1983 onwards) on the other.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 1996
  • X, 196 p.
  • 0792339525
  • 9780792339526

Table of contents

Preface. 1a. General Principles of Blood Pressure Measurement. 1b. Conventional Blood Pressure Measurement. 1c. Automated Blood Pressure Measurement; E. O'Brien. 2. Pathophysiological Basis of Hypertension; A. Distler, A.M. Sharma. 3. Cardiovascular Risk Associated with Hypertension; Interactions with Other Risk Factors; J. Staessen, et al. 4. Evaluation of the Hypertensive Subject; L. Hansson, A. Svensson. 5. Special Situations in Hypertension (Childhood and Adolescence; Pregnancy; Old Age); L.J. Beilin. 6. How to Deal with Secondary Hypertension; F. Boomsma, et al. 7. Non-Pharmacological Intervention; R. Shinton, G. Beevers. 8a. Drug Treatment: Efficacy and Adverse Effects. Specific Responses in Patient Subgroups and Treatment Approach; G. Leonetti, C. Cuspidi. 8b. Combination Therapy; W.H. Birkenhager. 9. Predictability, Assessment and Improvement of Compliance with Regard to Taking Antihypertensive Drugs; G.E. Bauer. 10. Appendix: List of Current Antihypertensive Drugs. Index.
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