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Author Cheriyan, Joseph.

Title Hypertension / Joseph Cheriyan, Carmel M. McEniery, Ian B. Wilkinson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 313 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford specialist handbooks
Oxford medical publications.
Oxford specialist handbooks.
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
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
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
Summary 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 primary or essential hypertension. The aim of this handbook is to provide state-of-the-art information concerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation and management of hyperte
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hypertension.
Form Electronic book
Author McEniery, Carmel.
Wilkinson, Ian (Ian Boden)
ISBN 0191575216 (electronic bk.)
9780191575211 (electronic bk.)