Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology and Treatment

  • A. Amery
  • R. Fagard
  • P. Lijnen
  • J. Staessen

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Blood Pressure Control in Normotensive Subjects

    1. Thomas G. Coleman, William R. Murphy, Thomas L. Smith, Karen A. Stanek
      Pages 3-17
    2. Thomas Unger, Wolfgang Rascher, Rudolf E. Lang, Detlev Ganten
      Pages 18-33
    3. Giuseppe Mancia, Alberto Zanchetti
      Pages 34-56
    4. Klaus O. Stumpe, Axel Overlack
      Pages 86-103
    5. John S. Floras, Peter Sleight
      Pages 104-117
  3. Experimental Hypertension

  4. Pathogenesis of Primary Hypertension

    1. John M. Ledingham
      Pages 206-216
    2. Björn Folkow, Margareta Hallbäck-Nordlander
      Pages 231-248
    3. P. W. de Leeuw, W. H. Birkenhäger
      Pages 290-303
    4. Michael de Swiet, Elliot Anthony Shinebourne, Peter Fayers
      Pages 326-337
    5. Ellin Lieberman
      Pages 338-346
    6. F. Forette, J. F. Henry, M. P. Hervy, R. Fagard, P. Lijnen, J. Staessen et al.
      Pages 347-364
    7. Michel E. Safar, Yves A. Weiss
      Pages 365-376
    8. Per Lund-Johansen
      Pages 377-387
  5. Repercussions of High Blood Pressure

    1. Austin E. Doyle, Geoffrey A. Donnan
      Pages 388-404
    2. David G. Cogan
      Pages 405-419
    3. R. C. Tarazi
      Pages 420-436
    4. Herman Villarreal
      Pages 437-450
    5. Bernard E. Kreger, William B. Kannel
      Pages 451-463
    6. Priscilla Kincaid-Smith
      Pages 464-478
    7. Toma Strasser
      Pages 479-491
  6. Secondary Hypertension

    1. Frederick B. Parker Jr., Gunnar H. Anderson Jr., David H. P. Streeten
      Pages 492-507
    2. James Gibb Johnson, James C. Hunt
      Pages 508-525
    3. Morton H. Maxwell
      Pages 526-546
    4. Włodzimierz Januszewicz, Jolanta Chodakowska
      Pages 547-565
    5. William M. Manger, Ray W. Gifford Jr.
      Pages 566-585
    6. Herbert G. Langford
      Pages 586-590
    7. Herbert G. Langford, J. C. Nainby-Luxmoore
      Pages 591-595
    8. E. Malcolm Symonds
      Pages 596-611
  7. Examination of the Hypertensive Patient

    1. Desmond Fitzgerald, Eoin O’Brien, Kevin O’Malley
      Pages 629-647
    2. Mohinder P. Sambhi
      Pages 648-656
    3. A. Fournier, J. P. Cecile, M. Tonnelier, R. Makdassi, J. F. De Fremont, A. Remond et al.
      Pages 657-691
  8. Antihypertensive Therapy

    1. Henry R. Black
      Pages 692-707
    2. Franz H. Messerli, Edward D. Frohlich
      Pages 708-742
    3. M. Worcel, J. C. Gaignault
      Pages 783-800
    4. B. N. C. Prichard
      Pages 801-813

About this book


Hypertension is a major world-wide health problem. With high blood pressure there is a greater risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and renal failure. Far too few people realize what the risks are and what can be done to prevent these risks even in the countries where pro­ grams in hypertension research are active and the full significance of hyper­ tension is best understood. Some studies of the known hypertensive popu­ lation indicate that one-half or less are receiving adequate treatment, and, of those on therapy, only half have their high blood pressure satisfactorily controlled. These realizations emphasize the need to inform all segments of society throughout the world on the importance of detection and control of high blood pressure. The great incidence of hypertension makes it of para­ mount importance that all practicing physicians have available the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive cardiovascular dis­ ease. This treatise on hypertension arrives at a time when there is an increasing recognition the world over of the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure. The book has been edited by Dr. A. Amery and his asso­ ciates in the University of Leuven. Professor Amery is one of the leaders in the field of hypertension and serves on the Council of the International Society of Hypertension.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Amery
    • 1
  • R. Fagard
    • 1
  • P. Lijnen
    • 1
  • J. Staessen
    • 1
  1. 1.Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of PathophysiologyUniversity of Leuven, K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7478-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7476-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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