Hypertension has become a major public health hazard not only in industrialized nations, but also in emerging economies. Early detection combined with effective treatment is imperative to reduce the risk of patients developing premature cardiovascular disease and accelerated atherosclerosis. A clear, concise resource, Hypertension: A Clinical Guide is of practical value to primary care doctors around the world who treat patients with hypertension every day.
The book explores both fundamental and practical aspects, including epidemiology, risk, treatment, and secondary causes. After discussing methods of diagnosis and evaluation, the book explores a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options. Specialized chapters address topics such as hypertensive emergencies, hypertension in pregnancy and renal disease, renovascular hypertension, primary hyperaldosteronism, and pheochromocytoma.
Illustrated with photos and tables, this volume is essential reading for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals with an interest in hypertension whether in primary care, in hospitals, or in training.
Table of Contents
Introduction to hypertension
Diagnosis and evaluation of hypertension
Primary or secondary hypertension
Non-pharmacologic treatment of hypertension
Antihypertensive drugs: an overview
Hypertensive emergencies and urgencies
Hypertension in pregnancy
Hypertension and renal disease
C. Venkata S. Ram, MD, MACP, FACC, completed his residency in medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ram’s professional career has centered on the management of hypertension and he is one of the very few individuals who have combined clinical practice with an academic career.
The author of more than 290 articles and a book on the treatment of hypertension, he is also a renowned speaker in the field. Dr. Ram has made numerous contributions to our understanding of both the physiology and the management of hypertension. For more than two decades, Dr. Ram’s work has explored the mechanisms of action of various antihypertensive drugs. In addition to expertise in clinical research and medical practice, Dr. Ram is considered a uniquely skilled communicator of scientific advances. Dr. Ram was the youngest person ever to become the Master of American College of Physicians. Dr. Ram is on the editorial boards of numerous national and international medical journals.