By Graham A MacGregor and
Norman M Kaplan
96 pages, 22 illustrations
£15.00 (Free UK Delivery!)
Hypertension is a highly treatable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains underdiagnosed, undertreated and, in many cases, poorly controlled. Sometimes dubbed 'the silent killer', hypertension rarely produces symptoms until it manifests as a heart attack or stroke. Early identification of the condition by routine blood pressure measurement and appropriate ongoing management are therefore vital.
In this updated fourth edition of Fast Facts: Hypertension, two authors of international renown provide a practical evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of the condition. The book provides a thorough overview of hypertension, covering:
Primary care physicians have a leading role to play in screening for hypertension and ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate treatment. Fast Facts: Hypertension provides a concise readable refresher on this common and potentially devastating condition.
The dangers of raised blood pressure; Causes; Investigation; When to treat; How to treat; Special patient groups; Uncontrolled hypertension
'Overall, this concise handbook on arterial hypertension offers a well-structured approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, including most recent data from international guidelines.'
European Heart Journal, 2010
On previous editions
'I enjoyed reading this book, and it encouraged me to review my clinical practice. ..it is concise, clearly written and well set out. This is a thought provoking refresher on hypertension which I thoroughly recommend.'Trends in Cardiology and Vascular Disease, about the first edition
'This book is useful for anybody who wants a quick overview of hypertension. It is written in a fashion that medical students, nurses in training or well-informed patients might find helpful for learning about hypertension quickly'. Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Medicine, about the second edition
Graham A MacGregor
FAHA FRCP Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry London, UK
Norman M Kaplan
MD Professor of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Texas, USA