Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 3e
Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 3e
by George L. Bakris MD (Author), Matthew Sorrentino MD (Author)
The third edition of Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, by Drs. George L. Bakris and Matthew Sorrentino, focuses on every aspect of managing and treating patients who suffer from hypertensive disorders. Designed for cardiologists, endocrinologists and nephrologists alike, this expansive, in-depth review boasts expert guidance from contributors worldwide, keeping you abreast of the latest developments from basic science to clinical trials and guidelines. Hypertension also includes an Expert Consult eBook updated with late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of important new articles, and the latest guidance on clinical practice, all selected and masterfully edited by Dr. Eugene Braunwald.
Features expert guidance from worldwide contributors in cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and nephrology.
Covers behavior management as an integral part of treatment plans for hypertensives and pre-hypertensives.
Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Covers new developments in epidemiology, pathophysiology, immunology, clinical findings, laboratory testing, invasive and non-invasive testing, risk stratification, clinical decision-making, prognosis, and management.
Includes chapters on hot topics such as hypertension as an immune disease; sleep disorders including sleep apnea, a major cause of hypertension; a novel chapter on environmental pollution and its contribution to endothelial dysfunction, and more!
Equips you with the most recent guidelines from the major societies.
Updates sourced from the main Braunwald’s Heart Disease text.
Highlights new combination drug therapies and the management of chronic complications of hypertension.
Hypertension has been recognized as an important cardiovascular disorder since the dawn of the 20th century, when RivaRocci and then Korotkoff described the sphygmomanometric method of measuring arterial pressure. Despite intense study since then, hypertension currently presents an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for investigators, teachers, health officials, and clinicians in the field. Hypertension has spread to the developing world and is reaching pandemic proportions. More inclusive definitions as well as more accurate and detailed measurements of blood pressure indicate that the prevalence and health threat of hypertension worldwide are even greater than previously thought.
The Companions to Heart Disease: A Textbook of
Cardiovascular Medicineaim to provide cardiologists and trainees with important additional information in critically important segments of cardiology that go beyond what is contained in the “mother book,” thereby creating an extensive cardiovascular information system. The first two editions of Hypertension,edited by Drs. Henry R. Black and William J.
Elliott, clearly accomplished this goal.Drs. George Bakris and Matthew Sorrentino have accepted the baton and have brilliantly edited the third edition. They have selected internationally recognized authorities as authors, who have summarized the important research carried out in the last 5 years. This edition also includes rigorous comparisons among the classes of antihypertensive drugs.
The volume also presents revised practice guidelines that synthesize much useful information for clinical practice. This comprehensive book will be of great value and interest to clinicians, investigators, and trainees in this important subspecialty of cardiology.
There have been many books published dealing with the topic of hypertension across a spectrum of diseases. However, it is
rare to find one source that has an encyclopedic and timely spectrum of topics across the disease spectrum with a focus
on hypertension. This third edition of Hypertensionhas expanded the topic variety from previous editions and presents novel topics of emerging areas of hypertension. Examples include a chapter dealing with hypertension as an immune
disease with a pathophysiology based on immune changes relating to inflammation rather than hemodynamic changes.
There is also a focused chapter dealing with sleep disorders, not just sleep apnea, as a major cause of hypertension. Lastly,
there is a novel chapter on environmental pollution and its contribution to endothelial dysfunction. In addition to these
new chapters, all other chapters have been consolidated and updated with the latest information sourced from basic science to clinical trials and guidelines so that information is applicable to the clinician.Although there are now more than 125 different antihypertensive medications, blood pressure control rates around the world vary from as low as 15% in some Southeast Asian countries to over 50% in North America. Clearly, this does not relate to the price of medication but rather to individual patients, understanding, attitudes, and behaviors toward quelling a silent killer, hypertension. There are chapters in the book that address some of these issues, but the only real solution is a multipronged approach involving governmental policy makers, the pharmaceutical industry, payers, and the medical professionals. We hope you will find the book a valuable resource to address a spectrum of questions surrounding the disease of hypertension.
The book is divided into multiple parts including epidemiology, mechanisms of hypertension, pathophysiology of disease, pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs, clinical outcome trials, and guideline discussions focusing on process rather than what was produced
1.General Population and Global Cardiovascular Risk Prediction
Donald M. Lloyd-Jones
2.Hypertension in Latin/Hispanic Population
3.Hypertension in East Asians and Native Hawaiians