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Hypertension

Author: Joseph Cheriyan; Carmel McEniery; Ian Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford specialist handbooks.; Oxford medical publications.
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The investigation and treatment of hypertension, a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease throughout the world, remains a challenge, even in developed countries. Although antihypertensives have been available for 50 years, the rational and effective use of the myriad of existing drugs remains a concern, as does the desire to identify patients with secondary hypertension from the mass of individuals with  Read more...
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Cheriyan, Joseph.
Hypertension.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010278287
(OCoLC)423583044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cheriyan; Carmel McEniery; Ian Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780191575211 0191575216
OCLC Number: 801404353
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 313 pages, [9] pages of plates) : color illustrations.
Contents: Symbols and abbreviations; 1 Aetiology and pathophysiology; Haemodynamics; Haemodynamics in hypertension; Central versus peripheral blood pressure; Physiology and pathophysiology of blood pressure regulation; Role of the autonomic nervous system; Role of the kidneys; Interplay between autonomic and renal mechanisms; Vascular structure and function in essential hypertension; Large arteries; Genetics of essential hypertension; Environmental influences on blood pressure; Physical activity; Diet; Salt intake; Potassium intake; Alcohol; Stress; Obesity. Experimental models of hypertension2 Essential hypertension; Background; Prevalence and incidence; Isolated systolic hypertension; Systolic /diastolic hypertension; Isolated diastolic hypertension; Assessment; History; Examination; Blood pressure measurement; Assessing end-organ damage; Investigations in hypertension; Biochemistry; Basic biochemistry; Renin and aldosterone; Dipstick urinalysis; Physiological measurements; Electrocardiography; Home blood pressure; 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring; Echocardiography; Management; Prognosis and risk stratification. Non-pharmacological managementNon-pharmacological management: background; Salt; Dietary intervention, weight loss, and exercise; Alcohol; Other methods; Pharmacological management; Pharmacological management: background; Compliance; Stepped care versus combination therapy; Targets and evidence basis; Treatment algorithms; Resistant hypertension; Hypertensive emergencies; 3 Specific investigations for secondary hypertension; Introduction; Phaeochromocytoma; Urine catecholamines and metanephrines; Plasma catecholamines and metanephrines; Dynamic testing; Clonidine suppression test. Pentolinium suppression testConn's syndrome; Fludrocortisone suppression test; Saline suppression test; Imaging; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging; Nuclear medicine: adrenal; Nuclear medicine: kidney; Interventional radiology; 4 Secondary hypertension; Vascular; Co-arctation of the aorta; Renal artery stenosis; Endocrine; Hyperaldosteronism; Conn's syndrome; Bilateral adrenal hyperplasia; Cushing's syndrome; Phaeochromocytoma; Hyperparathyroidism; Hyperthyroidism; Renal; Renal parenchymal disease; Adult polycystic kidney disease; Renal tumours; Drugs; Liquorice; Alcohol. Oral contraceptive pillSteroids; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; Immunosuppressives; Vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors; Monoamine oxidase inhibitors; Cocaine; Heavy metals; 5 Monogenic syndromes; Introduction; Pathophysiology; Apparent mineralocorticoid excess; Mineralocorticoid receptor-activating mutation; Gordon's syndrome; Hypertensive congenital adrenal hyperplasia; Glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism; Liddle's syndrome; Bartter's syndrome; Gitelman's syndrome; 6 Special populations; Pregnancy; Pregnancy: chronic hypertension; Pregnancy: gestational hypertension.
Series Title: Oxford specialist handbooks.; Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: Joseph Cheriyan, Carmel M. McEniery, Ian B. Wilkinson.
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Focusing on the diagnosis and management of hypertension or high blood pressure, a common condition which affects a third of the UK population yet remains poorly understood and managed, this  Read more...

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