Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases

Hypertension in the Elderly

Editors: Prisant, L. Michael (Ed.)

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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.

Reviews

"The authors provide a comprehensive review of clinical trials of pharmacologic therapies conducted in elderly patients for treatment of hypertension and results of nonpharmacologic approaches that have important roles in prevention and as adjuvant therapy. The reviews are current, and many tables and figures have been reproduced from landmark publications to augment textual descriptions." -Annals of Internal Medicine

"..a comprehensive in-depth review of the literature, making it a useful reference for clinicians and clinical investigators."
- American College of Physicians

"This is a splendid treatise on hypertension in the elderly. The flow of the chapters is superb. The authors are all conservative in their viewpoint and never dogmatic or parochial. The writing is concise and lucid and the references are well chosen and well cited. The illustrations underscore the points as well. The is a most thoughtful and useful effort." - Doody's Health Sciences and Book Review Journal

"...a fine book." -American Journal of Cardiology


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Importance of Hypertension in the Geriatric Population

    Gifford, Ray W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Age-Related Changes in the Cardiovascular System

    Webb, R. Clinton (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Aging, Arterial Stiffness, and Systolic Hypertension

    Izzo, Joseph L.

    Pages 23-34

  • Pharmacological and Pharmacodynamic Alterations in the Elderly

    Sica, Domenic A.

    Pages 35-50

  • Epidemiology of Hypertension in the Older Patient

    Kannel, William B. (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-61737-418-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hypertension in the Elderly
Editors
  • L. Michael Prisant
Series Title
Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-911-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-911-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-197-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-418-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 532
Number of Illustrations and Tables
130 b/w illustrations
Topics