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ABC of Hypertension, 5th Edition

ABC of Hypertension, 5th Edition

D. Gareth Beevers, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Eoin T. O'Brien

ISBN: 978-1-405-13061-5

Mar 2007, BMJ Books

88 pages

Description

Hypertension is a condition which affects millions of people worldwide and its treatment greatly reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This fully revised and updated edition of the ABC of Hypertension is an established guide providing all the non-specialist needs to know about the measurement of blood pressure and the investigation and management of hypertensive patients. This new edition provides comprehensively updated and revised information on how and whom to treat.

The ABC of Hypertension will prove invaluable to general practitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients for hypertension, as well as nurse practitioners, midwives and other healthcare professionals.

1 Prevalence and causes (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

2 Hypertension and vascular risk (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

3 Pathophysiology of hypertension (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

4 Measurement of blood pressure.

Part I: Apects of measurement of blood pressure common to technique and patient.

Part II: Conventional sphygmomanometry.

Part III: Ambulatory blood pressure measurement.

Part IV: Self-measurement of blood pressure (Eoin O'Brien).

5 Screening and management in primary care (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

6 Clinical assessment of patients with hypertension (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

7 Investigation in patients with hypertension (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

8 Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

9 Pharmacological treatment of hypertension (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

10 Hypertension in patients with cardiovascular disease (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

11 Special groups—diabetes, renal disease, and connective tissue disease (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

12 Ethnicity and age (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

13 Pregnancy and oral contraceptives (G Y H Lip, D G Beevers).

Appendix.

Index.

Comprehensive revision and update of a successful and established guide



  • Provides an insight for the non-specialist on how and whom to treat for hypertension
  • Covers the measurement of blood pressure and the investigation and management of hypertensive patients
  • Important reference for general practitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients for hypertension