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Hypertension in the Elderly : Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases - L. Michael Prisant

Hypertension in the Elderly

Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases

By: L. Michael Prisant (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th May 2005
ISBN: 9781588291974
Number Of Pages: 532

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Hypertension effects 50 per cent to 70 per cent of older patients. It is a condition that is seen commonly by family practitioners, general internists and geriatricians. With the elderly population continuing to rise, this condition will become more prevalent in years to come. This book provides a clinical guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hypertension in the older patient. It is clearly written and uses evidenced based research to deliver its message. The consequences of poor management of this illness can have serious detrimental effects on the quality of life for patients reaching their golden years. This text fills the need for an authoritative reference to assist doctors in proper care.

"The authors provide a comprehensive review of clinical trials of pharmacologic therapies conducted in elderly patients for treatment of hypertension and results of nonpharmacologic approaches that have important roles in prevention and as adjuvant therapy. The reviews are current, and many tables and figures have been reproduced from landmark publications to augment textual descriptions." -Annals of Internal Medicine

"..a comprehensive in-depth review of the literature, making it a useful reference for clinicians and clinical investigators."
- American College of Physicians

"This is a splendid treatise on hypertension in the elderly. The flow of the chapters is superb. The authors are all conservative in their viewpoint and never dogmatic or parochial. The writing is concise and lucid and the references are well chosen and well cited. The illustrations underscore the points as well. The is a most thoughtful and useful effort." - Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journal

"...a fine book." -American Journal of Cardiology

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
In Memoriamp. vii
Series Editor's Introductionp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xix
The Importance of Hypertension in the Geriatric Populationp. 3
Age-Related Changes in the Cardiovascular Systemp. 11
Aging, Arterial Stiffness, and Systolic Hypertensionp. 23
Pharmacological and Pharmacodynamic Alterations in the Elderly: Application to Cardiovascular Therapiesp. 35
Epidemiology and Trials
Epidemiology of Hypertension in the Older Patientp. 53
Nonpharmacological Trials in the Older Hypertensive Patientp. 69
Clinical Trials of Hypertension in the Older Patientp. 91
Evaluation and Management
Blood Pressure Measurement in Older Patients With Hypertensionp. 119
Clinical Evaluation of the Elderly Hypertensivep. 135
Hypertension in the Elderly: Endocrine Causes of Secondary Hypertensionp. 145
Diagnosis and Management of Hypertensive Renal and Renovascular Disease in the Elderlyp. 171
Heart Failure in the Older Hypertensive Patientp. 197
Ischemic Heart Disease in the Older Hypertensive Patient: Evaluation and Managementp. 229
Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly Hypertensivep. 255
Pharmacological Management
Diuretics and ß-Adrenergic Blockers in the Management of Hypertension in the Elderlyp. 297
Assessment of the Role of ACE Inhibitors in the Elderlyp. 321
Use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in the Elderlyp. 349
Clinical Trials With Calcium Antagonists in Older Patients With Hypertensionp. 369 Contents
¿-Adrenoceptor Blockers for Management of Hypertension in the Elderlyp. 381
Combination Drug Therapy in the Elderlyp. 399
Special Populations
Attitudes Regarding Hypertension Among Older African-American Adultsp. 429
Treatment of Hypertension in the Elderly Patient With Diabetesp. 451
Management of Hypertension in Older Patients With Arthritisp. 471
The Clinician's Role in Improving Therapeutic Adherence and Blood Pressure Control in Older Hypertensive Patientsp. 493
Indexp. 517
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ISBN: 9781588291974
ISBN-10: 1588291979
Series: Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 6th May 2005
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.09