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DescriptionThis is a practice-oriented textbook for primary care clinicians on managing hypertension. The book summarizes all available research evidence that clinicians need to care for hypertensive patients. It also interprets the data to make it meaningful and useful and that advises readers about the quality and quantity of the evidence supporting the findings. Some of the main topics addressed in this book include taking accurate blood pressure measurements, determining the effectiveness of various blood pressure treatments, controlling difficult to control blood pressure, and treating hypertensive patients with other comorbid conditions.
Glossary: How we defined the terms.
1 A guide to this book.
2 What is this person's blood pressure?
3 How do cardiovascular risk factors affect whether we recommended therapy for hypertension?
4 What are the elements of good treatment for hypertension?
5 How do we best individualize treatment for patients based on their cardiovascular risk profile?
6 How do we individualize antihypertensive therapy for patients with specific comorbid conditions?
7 How do we best monitor and facilitate chronic care for patients with hypertension?
8 What do we do if our patient's blood pressure is "difficult-to-control"?
9 What if my hypertensive patient becomes pregnant?
Specific clinical questions introduce each chapter
Summary bottom lines conclude each chapter
Quantity and quality of the evidence reviewed for each chapter is specified