Hypertension in the Elderly by L. Michael PrisantHypertension in the Elderly by L. Michael Prisant

Hypertension in the Elderly

EditorL. Michael Prisant

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A comprehensive review of all aspects of hypertension in the elderly using the most current clinical data. Topics range from basic concepts, epidemiology and trials, and evaluation and management, to pharmacologic treatment, special populations, and adherence, all presented with an emphasis on the optimal management of patients. The authors examine in detail the mechanisms of hypertension in the elderly, the lifestyle trials and outcomes trials that were conducted in older persons, as well as the problems of clinical evaluation, secondary hypertension, adherence, and target organ damage. Extensive discussions of pharmacologic therapy detail the role of all the major drug classes.

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Title:Hypertension in the ElderlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Part I: BasicsThe Importance of Hypertension in the Geriatric PopulationRay W. Gifford, Jr. and L. Michael PrisantAge-Related Changes in the Cardiovascular SystemR. Clinton Webb and Edward W. InschoAging, Arterial Stiffness, and Systolic HypertensionJoseph L. Izzo, Jr.Pharmacological and Pharmacodynamic Alterations in the Elderly: Application to Cardiovascular TherapiesDomenic A. SicaPart II: Epidemiology and TrialsEpidemiology of Hypertension in the Older PatientWilliam B. Kannel and Peter W. F. WilsonNonpharmacological Trials in the Older Hypertensive PatientL. Michael Prisant and Dean U. HarrellClinical Trials of Hypertension in the Older PatientL. Michael PrisantPart III: Evaluation and ManagementBlood Pressure Measurement in Older Patients With HypertensionJose Ramiro Arias-Vera and William B. WhiteClinical Evaluation of the Elderly HypertensiveL. Michael Prisant and Thomas W. JacksonHypertension in the Elderly: Endocrine Causes of Secondary HypertensionCarlos M. IsalesDiagnosis and Management of Hypertensive Renal and Renovascular Disease in the ElderlyWanpen Vongpatanasin and Ronald G. VictorHeart Failure in the Older Hypertensive PatientL. Michael Prisant, Carolyn Landolfo, John Thornton, and Vincent J. B. RobinsonIschemic Heart Disease in the Older Hypertensive Patient: Evaluation and ManagementJan Laws HoughtonCerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly HypertensiveFenwick T. Nichols IIIPart IV: Pharmacologic TreatmentDiuretics and b-Adrenergic Blockers in the Management of Hypertension in the ElderlyWilliam C. CushmanAssessment of the Role of ACE Inhibitors in the ElderlyDomenic A. SicaUse of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in the ElderlyL. Michael PrisantClinical Trials With Calcium Antagonists in Older Patients With HypertensionWilliam B. White and Sumeska Thavarajaha-Adrenoceptor Blockers for Management of Hypertension in the ElderlyJames L. PoolCombination Drug Therapy in the ElderlyL. Michael Prisant and Laura Lyngby MulloyPart V: Special PopulationsAttitudes Regarding Hypertension Among Older African-American AdultsWallace R. Johnson, Jr. and Elijah SaundersTreatment of Hypertension in the Elderly Patient With DiabetesJames R. Sowers and L. Michael PrisantManagement of Hypertension in Older Patients With ArthritisSumeska Thavarajah and William B. WhitePart VI: AdherenceThe Clinician's Role in Improving Therapeutic Adherence and Blood Pressure Control in Older Hypertensive PatientsBrent M. Egan and Eni C. OkonofuaIndex

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"The authors provide a comprehensive review of clinical trials of pharmacologic therapies conducted in elderly patients for treatment of hypertension and results of nonpharmacologic approaches that have important roles in prevention and as adjuvant therapy. The reviews are current, and many tables and figures have been reproduced from landmark publications to augment textual descriptions." -Annals of Internal Medicine "..a comprehensive in-depth review of the literature, making it a useful reference for clinicians and clinical investigators." - American College of Physicians"This is a splendid treatise on hypertension in the elderly. The flow of the chapters is superb. The authors are all conservative in their viewpoint and never dogmatic or parochial. The writing is concise and lucid and the references are well chosen and well cited. The illustrations underscore the points as well. The is a most thoughtful and useful effort." - Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journal"...a fine book." -American Journal of Cardiology