The Heart in Hypertension

  • Bodo Eckehard Strauer
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Boehringer Mannheim Symposia book series (BOEHRINGER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Cardiac Performance in Experimental Hypertension

  3. Cardiac Mechanochemistry and Morphology in Various Form of Hypertensive Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Contractile Proteins and Contraction Energetics

      1. B. Swynghedauw, K. Schwartz, G. Lacombe, J. J. Leger, N. V. Thiem, A. M. Lompre
        Pages 125-130
    3. Microscopic Pathology of the Myocardium and Coronary Arteries

  4. Cardiac Function and Metabolism in Clinical Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Pathogenetic Implications, Ventricular Wall Dynamics and Coronary Circulation

    3. Afterload Changes and Ventricular Function

  5. Central Haemodynamics, Regional Wall Mechanics, and Ventricular Relaxation in Clinical Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Central Haemodynamics at Rest and During Exercise

      1. W. Hujer, W. D. Purfürst, K. H. Günther, H. Siewert, D. Strangfeld, E. Drescher et al.
        Pages 327-332
    3. Noninvasive Assessment of Ventricular Contraction and Relaxation

  6. Therapy of Hypertensive Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Therapeutical Management of Hypertrophy and Heart Failure

      1. J. Pfeffer, M. Pfeffer, P. Fletcher, E. Braunwald
        Pages 389-399
      2. K. A. Meurer, H. Feltkamp, G. Bönner, A. Konrads, R. Lang, A. Helber et al.
        Pages 401-412
      3. W. Doering, E. König, W. Nechwatal, H. Greding, J. Isbary
        Pages 413-422
    3. Usa of Beta-Receptor Blocking Agents

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 445-464

About these proceedings


Hypertensive heart disease is one of the most frequent diseases in man. It is esti­ mated that there are six to eight million hypertensive patients in the Federal Re­ public of Germany today. This corresponds with an incidence of 10%-15% in the whole population. Approximately between three and four million show organic eardiac manifestations of hypertension. Of all deaths occurring before the age of 65,30%-40% are attributable to hypertension, and the total morta­ lity from hypertension is about 20%-25%. Recent epidemiological and clini­ cal studies have revealed similar figures for other countries, such as the United States and Japan. Hypertensive hypertrophy and cardiac failure are found to be many times more frequent than eardiae hypertrophy and failure of any other origin. Despite the apparent clinical and social importance of the biologieal system "blood pressu­ re and the heart", data on eardiac performance, on systemic and coronary haemodynamics and on the morphological, bioehemical and contractile proper­ ti es of ventrieular heart muscle in both experimental and clinical hypertension are rare. This is the reason and stimulus for having organized this symposium, which is the first one coneeming this topie.


angina pectoris cardiac function circulation heart hemodynamics hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Bodo Eckehard Strauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik IUniversität München Klinikum GroßhadernMünchen 70Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10496-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67922-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0173-0282
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