Hypertension Medicine

  • Michael A. Weber

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background Issues in Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vincent DeQuattro
      Pages 21-26
    3. John M. Flack
      Pages 27-32
    4. Joel M. Neutel, David H. G. Smith
      Pages 33-46
    5. Myron H. Weinberger
      Pages 47-54
    6. Thomas G. Pickering
      Pages 55-87
    7. Stevo Julius
      Pages 89-97
    8. George A. Mansoor, William B. White
      Pages 99-109
    9. Ellis R. Levin
      Pages 111-118
  3. Diagnosis and Special Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Stanley S. Franklin
      Pages 121-129
    3. Carlene M. Grim, Clarence E. Grim
      Pages 131-145
    4. Donald G. Vidt
      Pages 157-165
    5. Ira W. Reiser, Jerome G. Porush
      Pages 167-180
    6. David H. G. Smith
      Pages 181-189
    7. G. E. McVeigh, Li Lan Yoon
      Pages 191-198
  4. Principles of Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Michael A. Weber
      Pages 201-208
    3. Matthew R. Weir
      Pages 209-221
    4. L. Michael Prisant
      Pages 223-230
    5. Gordon S. Stokes, Philip A. Atkin
      Pages 255-263
  5. Major Hypertensive Drug Classes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. James Sowers, Joel Neutel, Matthew Weir
      Pages 285-288
    3. Jon D. Blumenfeld
      Pages 289-300
    4. Franz H. Messerli, Jayant Dey, Zhanbin Feng
      Pages 301-313
    5. Irene Gavras, Haralambos Gavras
      Pages 315-324
    6. Michael A. Weber
      Pages 325-331
    7. Joseph L. Izzo Jr.
      Pages 333-338
    8. Mark Houston
      Pages 339-348
  6. Solving Problems in Hypertension Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. David A. Calhoun, Suzanne Oparil
      Pages 351-366
    3. Thomas D. Giles
      Pages 367-374
    4. Kurt M. R. Sowers, James R. Sowers
      Pages 375-381
    5. Samuel Spitalewitz, Jerome G. Porush
      Pages 383-394
    6. Hal L. Chadow, Joel A. Strom
      Pages 395-401
    7. C. Venkata S. Ram
      Pages 419-427
    8. Dilek K. Sowers
      Pages 429-435
    9. Lawrence R. Krakoff
      Pages 437-445
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-462

About this book


Hypertension is a major medical problem, almost certainly the most common chronic disease in the urban world, one afflicting at least 20-25% of patients seen in any practitioner's office. Research into the control of blood pressure and the pathogenesis of hypertension is progressing rapidly, and a wide range of treatment choices is now available. In Hypertension Medicine, Michael Weber, MD, and a panel of distinguished authorities provide a comprehensive practical survey focusing on the key issues that determine the who, when, and how of hypertension management. Emphasis is given to the practical issues of management: how to select treatments that optimize results for even the most difficult-to-treat hypertensive patient and what to do to solve the major concomitant problems. Also examined in detail are the principal underlying mechanisms of hypertension, particularly those that help explain treatment choices, as well as the best techniques for successfully evaluating patients before treatment.
Authoritative and eminently readable, Hypertension Medicine constitutes a highly practical account of the challenging issues faced daily by family physicians, internists, and general practitioners in the evaluation and optimal management of hypertension.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate College of MedicineState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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