Mild hypertension

Current controversies and new approaches

Authors: Hayduk, K.

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There is clear evidence that in severe hypertension lowering blood pressure, by drug therapy decreases the incidence of major cardiovascular events. Recent studies suggest that such benefit may also extend to patients with mild to moderate hypertension. The putative benefits of drugs may be offset, however, by their adverse effects and a prime example is the increased incidence of impotence and metabolic disorders in patients on thiazide diuretics. There is, therefore, a real need to look further into the therapy of patients with mild to moderate hypertension. The ideal drug in such patients would oppose the basic mechanisms responsible for the elevation in blood pressure, would prevent counter-regulatory responses and would have minimal side-effects in both the short-term and the long-term, the latter being of particular importance to younger patients. These aspects were considered at the symposium "Mild hypertension. Current con­ troversies and new approaches" held at Titisee in West Germany, October 13-15 in 1983. The foundation for discussion was set with an exposition of the neural and hormonal regulation of blood pressure in normal man followed by a consideration of the possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved in patients with hypertension. Particular at­ tention was focused on the central nervous system and on effects governed by activity of the peripheral nervous system as these may well provide further opportunities for logical therapeutic intervention in clinical hypertension. The current management of mild to moderate hypertension was then reviewed.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction: Some neurological aspects of blood pressure control

    Peart, W. S., MD, FRCP, FRS

    Pages 1-7

  • Central nervous system control of blood pressure

    Polinsky, Ronald J., M.D.

    Pages 11-23

  • Blood pressure control and the peripheral sympathetic nervous system

    Mathias, Dr. C. J.

    Pages 24-33

  • Baroreflex function and centrally acting antihypertensive drugs

    Guthrie, Gordon P., Jr., M.D.

    Pages 34-42

  • Haemodynamic effects of antihypertensive agents in man

    Mancia, Professor G. (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mild hypertension
Book Subtitle
Current controversies and new approaches
Authors
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Steinkopff-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-87506-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-87506-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7985-0647-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 172
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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