Arterial Hypertension

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

  • Julian Rosenthal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. An Overview of Current Concepts Regarding the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Hypertension

  3. Pathogenesis of Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. D. Shapiro, I. B. Goldstein
      Pages 51-61
    3. J. G. Wechsler, H. Ditschuneit
      Pages 62-77
    4. G. Schettler, H. U. Comberg
      Pages 78-92
    5. S. Raptis
      Pages 93-99
    6. H. Vetter, W. Vetter
      Pages 110-130
    7. K. A. Meurer
      Pages 131-148
    8. W. K. Waldhäusl, P. R. Bratusch-Marrain
      Pages 155-159
    9. J. M. Sullivan, J. C. McGiff
      Pages 170-186
    10. Ch. Lauritzen
      Pages 187-191
    11. K. Hayduk, U. Helmchen
      Pages 192-199
    12. J. Rosenthal, I. Arlart, H. E. Franz
      Pages 200-216
    13. M. Ziegler, G. J. Mast
      Pages 217-243
    14. H. Just, B. E. Strauer
      Pages 244-280
    15. M. P. Sambhi
      Pages 281-297
    16. Ch. Lauritzen
      Pages 298-302
  4. Diagnosis of Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. S. D. Moulopoulos
      Pages 333-337
    3. P. W. de Leeuw, W. H. Birkenhäger
      Pages 338-346
    4. H. Wernze
      Pages 361-382
    5. H. U. Braedel, M. S. Polsky, H. Schieffer
      Pages 383-411
  5. Therapy of Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. K. O. Stumpe
      Pages 431-437
    3. J. Rosenthal
      Pages 464-494
    4. R. C. Tarazi
      Pages 495-503
    5. E. P. Paganini, R. C. Tarazi
      Pages 504-511
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 512-529

About this book


It has been a little more than half a century since serious, organized research on hyper­ tension began. Public and even physician interest in the subject remained minimal until the early forties, and even then there were not more than a dozen "fulltime" investigators worldwide. The first organization devoted to communicating regularly the results of hy­ pertension research was created in Cleveland in 1945; it became the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association in 1949. The early history of hypertension is not a story of progressive achievement. Richard Bright is given great credit, followed by Mahomed, Allbutt, Riva-Rocci, Bergman and Janeway, but it was not until Volhard, Fahr and Allen that some semblance of order emerged. They were followed by a younger, much more vigorous group of investigators who in fact initiated modern research in hypertension. Two more generations have fol­ lowed. In the course of some fifty years, we have seen emerge a magnificent body of evidence that has prescribed good treatment and contributed a considerable understanding of the many complex mechanisms involved in the hypertensions. Treatment is now actively pro­ moted by public health agencies, including the World Health Organization. This is an­ other case of treatment preceding full understanding of the nature of the disease.


Hypertonie blood pressure cardiac function cardiovascular heart hemodynamics hypertension hypertonia

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Rosenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.Ulm University Medical CenterUlm (Donau)West Germany

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