Hypertension in the Elderly

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ISBN: 978-1-58829-197-4 (Print) 978-1-59259-911-0 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Basics

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      The Importance of Hypertension in the Geriatric Population

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      Pages 11-21

      Age-Related Changes in the Cardiovascular System

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      Pages 23-34

      Aging, Arterial Stiffness, and Systolic Hypertension

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      Pages 35-50

      Pharmacological and Pharmacodynamic Alterations in the Elderly

  3. Epidemiology and Trials

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51

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      Pages 53-67

      Epidemiology of Hypertension in the Older Patient

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      Pages 69-89

      Nonpharmacological Trials in the Older Hypertensive Patient

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      Pages 91-115

      Clinical Trials of Hypertension in the Older Patient

  4. Evaluation and Management

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      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-134

      Blood Pressure Measurement in Older Patients With Hypertension

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      Pages 135-144

      Clinical Evaluation of the Elderly Hypertensive

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      Pages 145-170

      Hypertension in the Elderly

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      Pages 171-195

      Diagnosis and Management of Hypertensive Renal and Renovascular Disease in the Elderly

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      Pages 197-228

      Heart Failure in the Older Hypertensive Patient

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      Pages 229-254

      Ischemic Heart Disease in the Older Hypertensive Patient

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      Pages 255-293

      Cerebrovascular Disease in the Elderly Hypertensive

  5. Pharmacological Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 295-295

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      Pages 297-319

      Diuretics and β-Adrenergic Blockers in the Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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      Pages 321-348

      Assessment of the Role of ACE Inhibitors in the Elderly

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      Pages 349-367

      Use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in the Elderly

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      Pages 369-380

      Clinical Trials With Calcium Antagonists in Older Patients With Hypertension

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      Pages 381-397

      α-Adrenoceptor Blockers for Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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      Pages 399-425

      Combination Drug Therapy in the Elderly

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