Contemporary Endocrinology

Endocrine Hypertension

Underlying Mechanisms and Therapy

Editors: Koch, Christian A, Chrousos, George P. (Eds.)

  • Divided into three sections, with each covering an endocrine organ
  • Developed by an international team of experts
  • Discusses in-depth the role of the adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands in hypertension
  • Provides a framework for considering topics that are still controversial in their relationship to endocrine hypertension
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The prevalence of hypertension is almost three times as high as that of diabetes mellitus type 2, with both conditions being major risk factors for stroke, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure.  The exact prevalence of hypertension related to hormonal derangements (endocrine hypertension) is not known but estimated to affect less than 15% of hypertensive patients.  Recent scientific discoveries have increased the understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of hypertension.  In Endocrine Hypertension, a renowned panel of experts provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this disorder, discussing when to assign an endocrine cause in one of  many conditions that may present with hypertension.   The first part of Endocrine Hypertension is dedicated to adrenal causes.  The second part of the volume concerns potential nonadrenal causes of hypertension, such as growth hormone excess or deficiency, primary hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, testosterone deficiency, insulin resistance, obesity-associated hypertension, and the role of central mineralocorticoid receptors and cardiovascular disease. An important contribution to the literature, Endocrine Hypertension is an indispensable reference not only for endocrinologists, diabetologists, and adrenal investigators, but also for translational scientists and clinicians from cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatrics, urology, and reproductive medicine / gynecology.

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“This book … provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review on the subject and underscores how interdisciplinary endocrinology is. This should make this book appealing not only to endocrinologists, but also to diabetologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, urologists, general and family medicine doctors, paediatricians and neuroscientists, to whom I wholeheartedly and fully recommend it. … I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in hypertension. It should become part of every university library.” (Stefan R. Bornstein, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vol. 43 (4), April, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Primary Aldosteronism: Progress in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Genetics

    Mulatero, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Syndromes of Mineralocorticoid Excess

    Melcescu, Eugen (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Hypertension in Patients with Cushing’s Syndrome

    Kantorovich, Vitaly (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Primary Generalized Familial and Sporadic Glucocorticoid Resistance (Chrousos Syndrome) and Hypersensitivity

    Charmandari, Evangelia (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Abraham, Smita B. (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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Hardcover $249.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endocrine Hypertension
Book Subtitle
Underlying Mechanisms and Therapy
Editors
  • Christian A Koch
  • George P. Chrousos
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-548-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-548-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-547-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-946-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
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