Practical Management of Hypertension

  • Willem H. Birkenhäger

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 184)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eoin O’brien
    Pages 13-22
  3. Eoin O’brien
    Pages 23-34
  4. Armin Distler, Arya M. Sharma
    Pages 35-58
  5. Lennart Hansson, Anders Svensson
    Pages 71-87
  6. Frans Boomsma, Frans H. M. Derkx, Arie J. Man in ’t Veld, Anton H. Van Den Meiracker
    Pages 109-125
  7. Roger Shinton, Gareth Beevers
    Pages 127-140
  8. Willem H. Birkenhäger
    Pages 161-166
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-195

About this book


This compact guide on the practical management of the hypertensive individual first saw light in 1990. The underlying concept was, and still is, to produce an easily accessible 'leaf-through' type of mini-textbook on the hypertensive individual's condition and the many dilemmas that surround diagnosis, surveillance and intention to treat or not treat. Our primary aim has been to promote a utilitarian train of thought in the decision-making process in practice, whether general or specialistic. In pursuing this policy, we felt, however, that the terms of practical orientation and advice should be matched, in a concise form, to scientific arguments whenever possible. This cannot always be achieved in reality, so that some chapters unavoidably have a more scientifically-oriented flavour than others. For the 'eager reader' in search of more scientific facts, selected references have been provided. One may rightfully wonder whether such a concept would not turn into a hybrid kind of hypertension guide. And, yes, this booklet has become something of a hybrid, a compromise between an ultra­ lean and superbly pictorial compendium like the Clinician's Manual on Hypertension (Hansson, 1990) and the ABC of Hypertension (O'Brien et aI. , 1995) on the one hand, and full-blown textbooks (e. g. Laragh and Brenner, 1995; Swales, 1995) and even the Handbook of Hypertension Series, Birken­ hager and Reid (1983 onwards) on the other.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Willem H. Birkenhäger
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7237-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1647-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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