The management of hypertension varies considerably from clinician to clinician. This pocketbook is a concise and evidence-based summary of current understanding and practice, including the most up-to-date guidance from national and international bodies and their recommendations for hypertension care.
Written by an international team of experts, it covers all the key aspects of hypertension from epidemiology and aetiology to investigations, management, and complications. It also covers the management of hypertension in special patient groups such as in pregnancy and the elderly. Emphasis is laid throughout the book on lowering cardiovascular risk as a part of managing hypertension. An essential tool for everyday use in managing hypertension, this book aids clinical decision-making by
collating all the relevant information and guidance in one easily accessible place.
This new edition has been fully updated to include expanded content on hypertension mediated organ damage and two new chapters covering the effects of hypertension on the brain and on the eyes.