"Problem Solving in Hypertension" will appeal to a wide audience of physicians who routinely see patients with hypertension in clinical practice. This book presents a selection of challenging cases seen in everyday practice, highlighting learning points and recent developments made in the field. Each case is concise and formatted simply, logically leading the reader through clinical presentations, a series questions/learning points, pertinent background information, recent developments and further reading.Quick and easy to read, ideal for dipping in and out during busy clinical practice, "Problem Solving in Hypertension" is a valuable up-to-date resource for effective strategies to manage primary and secondary hypertension. This book features over 40 clinical presentations covering the most common yet challenging cases seen by specialists. It focuses on both primary and secondary hypertension. It features an excellent training resource and up-to-date referencing to present recent developments in diagnosis and management.
Abbreviation; Introduction; Part I: Hypertension - general; 1. Hypertension - when to treat; 2. Sphygmomanometers; 3. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring; 4. Office and masked hypertension; Part II: Types of hypertension and hypotension; 5. Prehypertension; 6. Resistant hypertension; 7. Isolated systolic hypertension; 8. Orthostatic hypotension; Part III: Lifestyle factors; 9. Dietary salt; 10. Other dietary factors; 11. Stress and blood pressure; 12. Obesity and hypertension; Part IV: Complications and associated disorders; 13. Hypertensive emergency; 14. Coronary artery disease; 15. Hypertension and cardiac failure; 16. Hypertension and stroke; 17. Microalbuminuria; 18. Hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD); 19. Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS); 20. Preeclampsia; Part V: Hypertension at different ages; 21. Children and adolescents; 22. Hypertension in a young man; 23. Hypertension in a young woman; 24. Hypertension and the menopause; 25. Hypertension in an older man; 26. Hypertension in the elderly; 27. The very elderly; Part VI: Hypertension in special groups; 28. Type 1 diabetes; 29. Metabolic syndrome; 30. Antihypertensive drugs and risk of diabetes; 31. Type 2 diabetes; 32. Hypertension in pregnancy; 33. Patients of African descent; 34. Patients of Indian descent; Part VII: Secondary causes of hypertension; 35. Catecholamines and phaeochromocytoma; 36. Aldosterone and Conn's Syndrome; 37. Cortisol and Cushing's Syndrome; 38. Renovascular hypertension; Part VIII: Drugs to treat hypertension; 39. Diuretics; 40. [beta]-blockers - if and when; 41. [beta]-blockers - efficacy and choice of agent; 42. Calcium channel blockers; 43. [alpha]-blockers, combined [alpha]- and [beta]-blockers, and vasodilating [beta]-blockers; 44. ACE inhibitors; 45. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and dual blockade; 46. Centrally-acting and vasodilator drugs; General index.