Hypertension and Stroke

Pathophysiology and Management


ISBN: 978-1-60761-009-0 (Print) 978-1-60761-010-6 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Blood Pressure and Hypertension as Antecedents of Stroke

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-19

      Blood Pressure: Definition, Diagnosis, and Management

    3. Chapter

      Pages 21-39

      The Link Between Hypertension and Stroke: Summary of Observational Epidemiological Studies

    4. Chapter

      Pages 41-59

      Blood Pressure Control and Primary Prevention of Stroke: Summary of Clinical Trial Data

  3. Mechanisms of Hypertension and Hypertension-Related Stroke

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

    2. Chapter

      Pages 63-76

      Mechanisms Underlying Essential Hypertension: Neurogenic and Nonneurogenic Contributors

    3. Chapter

      Pages 77-94

      Pathophysiology and Mechanisms Whereby Hypertension May Cause Stroke

  4. Management of Blood Pressure for First Stroke Prevention,Immediately after Acute Stroke,and for Recurrent Stroke Prevention

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95

    2. Chapter

      Pages 97-113

      Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Summary of Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

    3. Chapter

      Pages 115-126

      Acute Blood Pressure Management After Ischemic Stroke

    4. Chapter

      Pages 127-141

      Hypertensive Encephalopathy and Acute Blood Pressure Management After Hemorrhagic Stroke

    5. Chapter

      Pages 143-157

      Recurrent Stroke Prevention I: Diuretic and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) – The PROGRESS Trial

    6. Chapter

      Pages 159-171

      Recurrent Stroke Prevention II: Angiotensin Receptor Blockers—The LIFE, MOSES, PRoFESS, and Other Trials

    7. Chapter

      Pages 173-192

      A Practical Guide to Recurrent Stroke Prevention

  5. Mechanisms and Sequelae of Elevated Blood Pressure on Brain Function and Cognition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193

    2. Chapter

      Pages 195-210

      Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease: Are These Disorders Linked to Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 211-224

      Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Hypertension, and Cognitive Function

    4. Chapter

      Pages 225-235

      Cerebral Microbleeds, Small-Vessel Disease of the Brain, Hypertension, and Cognition

    5. Chapter

      Pages 237-255

      Imaging Effects of Hypertension on the Brain: A Focus on New Imaging Modalities and Options

  6. Organization of Stroke Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

    2. Chapter

      Pages 259-268

      The Joint Commission’s Initiatives to Improve Stroke Care and What It Means for Acute Stroke Care and Prevention

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 269-279