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About this book
Hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, is present in approximately one-quarter of the adult population of Western societies. Advances in the study and treatment of this condition are captured in this exceptionally important book. In Hypertension and Hormonal Mechanisms, distinguished panels of leading experts discuss new developments in hormones/autacoids related to hypertension. During the past decade, truly remarkable advances have been made in the identification of new components of the renin-angiotensin system. This book also provides the most up to date advancements in topics such as the importance of diabetes and obesity in hypertension and the new role of calcitonsin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in hypertension. Hypertension and Hormonal Mechanisms, written by the world’s experts in this field, aims to open new doors leading researchers closer to understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of primary (essential) hypertension, and to stimulate active research in the fundamental mechanisms of hypertension so that new therapies, and even prevention, can be realized in the not-too-distant future.