Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels.
This book is a concise guide to the definition, diagnosis and management of high blood pressure, for practising and trainee cardiologists.
Beginning with an introduction to defining and measuring blood pressure, the next chapter examines clinical features and investigation, and lifestyle management.
The following sections discuss different classes of antihypertensive drugs covering action mechanisms, pharmaceutical characteristics, side effects, and contraindications. A complete chapter is dedicated to newer therapies for systemic hypertension, including renal denervation therapy and baroreceptor activation therapy.
The next part of the book analyses management of hypertension with a variety of comorbid conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.
The text concludes with an overview of current WHO (World Health Organisation), ESC (European Society of Cardiology), ACC (American College of Cardiology), and Indian recommendations and guidelines for the detection, evaluation and management of hypertension.
This practical manual is highly illustrated with images, tables and diagrams to further assist learning.