Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management by Venkatesh AiyagariHypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management by Venkatesh Aiyagari

Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management

EditorVenkatesh Aiyagari, Philip B. Gorelick

Paperback | December 27, 2012

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the US and a leading cause of disability among adults. Stroke is not an accident but occurs in relation to a number of risk factors or antecedents. Hypertension is the most important modifiable risk factor for stroke, and blood pressure level may play an important role in determining outcome after acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Hypertension remains poorly controlled in the community at-large, and once stroke occurs clinicians are not certain about proper management of blood pressure during the acute, subacute and chronic periods after stroke. Given the importance placed on hypertension as a risk factor for stroke and new data which is now available from clinical trials regarding management of hypertension for stroke prevention and after stroke, a compendium is needed to concisely summarize the available data on hypertension and stroke and direct clinicians about proper treatment of blood pressure. This text will address the epidemiology, mechanism, and pathophysiology of hypertension and blood pressure in relation to stroke and other brain sequelae of abnormal blood pressure, results of clinical trials demonstrating best suggested practice modalities to manage blood pressure and hypertension, and provide practical management tips for controlling blood pressure and hypertension. The book will be a valuable asset to medical students, resident physicians, practicing physicians, and other health care professionals who treat stroke patients or deal with persons at high-risk for stroke.
Title:Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:December 27, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Blood Pressure and Hypertension as Antecedents of StrokeChapter 1: Blood pressure: definition, diagnosis and management (Raymond R. Townsend, Susan P Steigerwalt)Chapter 2: The link between hypertension and stroke: Summary of observational epidemiological studies (Youji Soga and Dilip K. Pandey)Chapter 3: Blood pressure control and primary prevention of stroke: Summary of clinical trial data (William J. Elliott)Section II: Mechanisms of Hypertension and Hypertension-Related StrokeChapter 4: Mechanisms Underlying Essential Hypertension: Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Contributors (Scott H. Carlson and J Michael Wyss) Chapter 5: Pathophysiology and Mechanisms Whereby Hypertension May Cause Stroke (Hee-Joon Bae and Lawrence K.S. Wong) Section III: Management of Blood Pressure for First Stroke Prevention, Immediately after Acute Stroke, and for Recurrent Stroke PreventionChapter 6: Cardiovascular risk assessment and summary of guidelines for the management of hypertension (Tamara Polonsky and George Bakris)Chapter 7: Acute Blood Pressure Management after Ischemic Stroke (Venkatesh Aiyagari)Chapter 8: Hypertensive encephalopathy and Acute Blood Pressure Management after Hemorrhagic Stroke (Rebbeca A. Grysiewicz and Sean D. Ruland) Chapter 9: Recurrent Stroke Prevention I: Diuretics and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) - The PROGRESS Trial Results (Thomas KA Linden and Geoffrey A. Donnan)Chapter 10: Recurrent Stroke Prevention II: Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) - The LIFE, MOSES and PROFESS Trials (Venkatesh Aiyagari and Philip B. Gorelick)Chapter 11: A Practical Guide to Recurrent Stroke Prevention (Laura Pedelty)Section IV: Mechanisms and Sequelae of Elevated Blood Pressure on Brain Function and CognitionChapter 12: Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease: Are These Disorders Linked to Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors? (Fernando D. Testai and Philip B. Gorelick)Chapter 13: Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Hypertension and Cognitive Function (Elizabeth K. Geary and David L. Nyenhuis)Chapter 14: Cerebral microbleeds, small-vessel disease of the brain, hypertension and cognition (Anand Viswanathan, Hugues Chabriat and Steven M. Greenberg)Chapter 15: Imaging Effects of Hypertension on the Brain: A Focus on New Imaging Modalities and Options (Deborah M. Little, Evan Schulze, Nilay Shah and Shanele McGowan)Section V: Organization of Stroke CareChapter 16: The Joint Commission's Initiatives to Improve Stroke Care and What it Means for Acute Stroke Care and Prevention (Wende Fedder)

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From the reviews:"The pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension with respect to cerebrovascular disease, this book also reviews the management of hypertension in multiple settings such as in primary and secondary stroke prevention, acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment/dementia. . a broad audience that includes primary care physicians, neurologists, cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students, epidemiologists, stroke and cardiovascular researchers, and public health specialists. . This book offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between these two common entities." (Dan Capampangan, Doody's Review Service, March, 2011)"This book is one of a series on Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Disease edited by William B. White, an eminent authority on hypertension. . useful to academics planning to write papers on the topics covered, as a source of references." (Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, September, 2011)