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A Case-Based Approach

Elizabeth W Edwards Donald DiPette

425 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

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 comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure.

Divided into three sections, the text begins with an overview of the condition, current guidelines on its management, potential organ damage, and nonpharmacological treatments.

The next section covers the management of hypertension with associated disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and more. A complete chapter discusses ‘white coat’ hypertension.

The final section discusses management approaches when initial treatment fails, and hypertensive emergencies.

Each chapter is presented as a case scenario, describing background, previous control attempts, challenges and treatments.

Authored by experts from the University of South Carolina, the text is further enhanced by clinical images, figures and tables.

Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of hypertension
  • Chapters presented as step by step case scenarios
  • Covers treatment of hypertension with associated conditions
  • Authored by experts from the University of South Carolina
Author Bio

Elizabeth W Edwards MD

Donald DiPette MD

Both at Department of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA