Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
This unique volume records and interprets the revolutionary advances made in the understanding of hypertension during the twentieth century and provides pointers to the future. Many of the contributing authors are prominent participants in the major discoveries related to hypertension. This volume also draws together the different strands in the development of the subject: the scientific and clinical; the North American and European; the technological and the epidemiological. A particular focus is the clinical trial. The editors have encouraged controversial views especially in the criticism directed towards the limitations of meta-analysis, the defects (and virtues) of the currently fashionable large clinical trials, and the sporadic disingenuous interpretation of some trials. This volume of the Handbook of Hypertension series also serves to bring together the key contents and concepts presented in the previous twenty-one volumes. It will set a firm foundation for future volumes that will together continue to provide a major reference work on this important health problem.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring by Thomas G. Pickering
This book will guide you in identifying and treating common endocrine disorders. This clinically oriented text thoroughtly covers the pathophysiology of endocrine diseases, focusing on clinical manifestations and patient management.
Here is today's most in-depth reference for any cardiologist, internist, or nephrologist interested in hypertension. Drawing from international experience in cardiology, physiology, and nephrology, Drs. Lip and Hall have assembled a group of section editors and contributors second to none. You'll find the long-term effects of primary and secondary hypertension and a lengthy section on hypertensions for special populations featured prominently. Prevention and treatment of hypertension are covered in detail, from lifestyle and diet issues to drug choice and delivery, and the section on comparison of guidelines is unique to this book. Find comprehensive coverage of hypertension including pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment all in one practical volume. See the complete systemic problems of hypertension at a glance with detailed, full-color illustrations of cellular and clinical manifestations. Simplify navigating the complexities of hypertension using algorithms for clinical exam and diagnosis. Get specific insight into prevention and treatment of hypertension in special populations. Go global with a comprehensive section on worldwide guidelines and the application of clinical material to local standards of practice.
As the life expectancy of patients with arterial hypertension increases, hypertension in the elderly is becoming a relevant medical and social problem. Indeed, epidemiological trials have shown that the cardiovascular risk in elderly hypertensives is significantly higher than in normotensive subjects of comparable age. However, many characteristics of hypertension in the elderly, such as the haemodynamic pattern, do differ greatly from those of younger hypertensives and therefore the results obtained in younger patients cannot be extrapolated to older hypertensives. In this book, experts on hypertension have examined different aspects of hypertension in the elderly: from the changes in the cardiovascular system associated with ageing, to the role of ambulatory blood pressure measurement in the diagnosis of hypertension and the results of the recent clinical trials into the efficacy and tolerability of antihypertensive drugs. This book covers all the clinical aspects of hypertension in the elderly in such a way that it will become a valuable tool for medical students, general practitioners and specialists in hypertension alike.
Presenting an excellent companion text to Brenner & Rector's THE KIDNEY. Provides a logical framework which can be utilized by practicing physicians to work up and manage their patients. Well-known authors discuss pertinent information from the main text, including pharmacological treatment, secondary hypertension, cardiovascular complications, and much more!