Practical Management of Hypertension by Willem H. Birkenhäger

Practical Management of Hypertension

byWillem H. Birkenhäger

Paperback | October 19, 2011

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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.
Title:Practical Management of HypertensionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:196 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:196 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940107237X

ISBN - 13:9789401072373

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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. Birkenhäger. 9. Predictability, Assessment and Improvement of Compliance with Regard to Taking Antihypertensive Drugs; G.E. Bauer. 10. Appendix: List of Current Antihypertensive Drugs. Index.