Hypertension in the Elderly

  • L. Michael Prisant

Part of the Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases book series (CHVD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ray W. Gifford Jr., L. Michael Prisant
      Pages 3-9
    3. R. Clinton Webb, Edward W. Inscho
      Pages 11-21
  3. Epidemiology and Trials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. William B. Kannel, Peter W. F. Wilson
      Pages 53-67
    3. L. Michael Prisant, Dean U. Harrell
      Pages 69-89
  4. Evaluation and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Jose Ramiro Arias-Vera, William B. White
      Pages 119-134
    3. L. Michael Prisant, Thomas W. Jackson
      Pages 135-144
    4. Carlos M. Isales
      Pages 145-170
    5. L. Michael Prisant, Carolyn Landolfo, John Thornton, Vincent J. B. Robinson
      Pages 197-228
    6. Fenwick T. Nichols III
      Pages 255-293
  5. Pharmacological Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. L. Michael Prisant
      Pages 349-367
    3. William B. White, Sumeska Thavarajah
      Pages 369-380
    4. L. Michael Prisant, Laura Lyngby Mulloy
      Pages 399-425
  6. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Wallace R. Johnson Jr., Elijah Saunders
      Pages 429-450
    3. James R. Sowers, L. Michael Prisant
      Pages 451-469
    4. Sumeska Thavarajah, William B. White
      Pages 471-489
  7. Adherence

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 517-531

About this book


Although elderly hypertensive patients are the subjects of the largest body of outcomes trial data, as a group they are not getting the maximum benefit from antihypertensive medications. In Hypertension in the Elderly, a panel of leading academic physicians comprehensively reviews all aspects of this problem using the most current clinical data. Topics range from basic concepts, epidemiology and trials, and evaluation and management, to pharmacological treatment, special populations, and adherence, all presented with an emphasis on the optimal management of patients. The authors examine in detail the mechanisms of hypertension in the elderly, particularly age-related changes in vascular stiffness, and methodically review the lifestyle and outcomes trials that were conducted in older persons. The problems of clinical evaluation, secondary hypertension, and target organ damage are also fully addressed, and a practical approach is provided for correctly determining blood pressure, one of the most important tasks in evaluating an older patient. Extensive discussions of pharmacological therapy detail the role of individual drug classes, including diuretics and b-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium antagonists, a-1 blockers, and combination drug therapies. Additional chapters focus on special populations, such as African Americans, patients with diabetes, and patients with arthritis, as well as on the clinician's role in improving therapeutic adherence in older patients.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Hypertension in the Elderly offers family practitioners and general internists an up-to-date, user-friendly reference on the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of hypertension in the elderly.


Diabetes aging assessment cardiovascular geriatrics hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Michael Prisant
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugusta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-197-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-911-0
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