Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-12-03
ISBN : 0199229554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
The investigation and treatment of hypertension 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 informationconcerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension in the 21st century. It is designed to appeal to practicing clinicians, both generalist and specialist. The chapters are clearly laid-out and written for the non-expert but contain sufficient detail to serve as auseful reference for the experienced physician. The book is completely up-to-date and evidence-based, while the authors are recognized experts in hypertension based at one of Europe's leading hypertension centres.