Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics

  • William B. White

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Techniques for Out-of-Office Blood Pressure Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas G. Pickering
      Pages 3-27
    3. Yusra Anis Anwar, William B. White
      Pages 57-75
  3. Concepts in the Circadian Variation of Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Paolo Verdecchia, Giuseppe Schillaci
      Pages 191-218
    3. Craig A. Chasen, James E. Muller
      Pages 219-241
    4. Tudor D. Vagaonescu, Robert A. Phillips, Stanley Tuhrim
      Pages 243-252
  4. Twenty-Four-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring and Therapy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-309

About this book

Introduction

New research findings based on ambulatory and self-monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate have signaled the maturation of cardiovascular chronobiology and led to marked improvements in the physician's ability to detect various clinical entities in those patients suffering from hypertension and vascular diseases. In Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics, William B. White, MD, and a panel of highly experienced clinicians critically review every aspect of out-of-office evaluation of blood pressure, including home and ambulatory pressure, the relationship between whole-day blood pressure and the cardiovascular disease process, and the effects of numerous antihypertensive therapies on these blood pressure parameters. The world-class opinion leaders writing here describe all the significant advances in our understanding of the circadian pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders and demonstrate that ambulatory blood pressure values are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. They also discuss the methodology of out-of-office blood pressure monitoring, its potential in clinical trials and the general management of patients, and its usefulness during antihypertensive drug development.
Comprehensive and leading-edge, Blood Pressure Monitoring in Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics provides a ground-breaking demonstration of the importance of home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring that is already being rapidly translated into better care for millions of hypertensives today.

Keywords

blood pressure cardiovascular heart heart rate hypertension stroke sudden cardiac death vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • William B. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Hypertension and Clinical PharmacologyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-004-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4654-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-004-9
  • About this book