Hypertension

Paperback | October 30, 2012

EditorGeorge Bakris, Ragavendra R. Baliga

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Over 75 million American adults suffer from hypertension, the leading risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease. Individuals who are normotensive at age 55 have a 90% lifetime risk for developing high blood pressure. Despite increased awareness in the past decades, about a third ofadults with hypertension are not aware of their condition. With the growing prevalence of obesity, hypertension will continue to affect more individuals and, along with diabetes, will become the primary cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.As part of the Oxford American Cardiology Library, this practical handbook is a concise yet comprehensive guide to overcoming the challenges of hypertension treatment. Written by leading experts in the field, this volume collects clinically oriented, up-to-date knowledge on accurate diagnosis,antihypertensive therapies, management of comorbidities, and hypertension in special populations. Featuring evidence-based discussions of key clinical concepts and therapy options, with numerous figures, tables, and illustrations, this pocket-sized handbook will serve as an invaluable guide tohealthcare professionals.

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Over 75 million American adults suffer from hypertension, the leading risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular disease. Individuals who are normotensive at age 55 have a 90% lifetime risk for developing high blood pressure. Despite increased awareness in the past decades, about a third ofadults with hypertension are not aware of their...

George Bakris, MD, DMSc(Hon), FASH, FASN, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Center at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Ragavendra R Baliga, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP (Edin), FACC is Vice Chief and Assistant Division Director of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019975490X

ISBN - 13:9780199754908

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1. Impact of High Blood Pressure on Cardiovascular Risk and Benefits of Lowering Blood Pressure2. Diagnosing Hypertension3. Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedures4. Treatment5. Managing Comorbiditiesa. Ischemic Heart Diseaseb. Heart Failurec. Diabetic Hypertensiond. Chronic Kidney Diseasee. Cerebrovascular Disease/Cognitive Function6. Special Populationsa. Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergenciesb. Minoritiesc. Hypertension in Pregnancyd. Hypertension in Children and Adolescentse. Obesity and the Metabolic Syndromef. Peripheral Arterial Disease7. Improving Hypertension Controla. Adherence to Regimensb. Resistant Hypertension8. Public Health Challenges and Community ProgramsAppendixIndex