Essential Hypertension is a concise and practical step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension. Ninety percent of the population over the age of 60 have a lifetime risk of developing hypertension, a disease which affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide.
Essential Hypertension presents a brief description of the history, concepts, pathophysiology, and risk factors for hypertension.
Using superb illustrations, colorful diagrams and tables, the text guides the reader to reach the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Chapter 1 Essential Hypertension
Chapter 2 What is High Blood Pressure?
Chapter 3 Epidemiology of Hypertension
Chapter 4 Pathophysiology of Essential Hypertension
Chapter 5 High Blood Pressure (and the Sympathetic Nervous System) as a Predicator of Premature Death and Cardiovascular Events
Chapter 6 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
Chapter 7 End-Organ Damage in Essential Hypertension
Chapter 8 Hard Endpoint Studies
Chapter 9 Hypertension and the Heart Rate Factor
Chapter 10 The UK, European, and US Guidelines Regarding the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Summary and Conclusions