Buy books here in multiple formats
Fast Facts: Hypertension, 5th edn

Bulk Order Quote

Fast Facts: Hypertension, 5th edn

By Graham A MacGregor and
Michael Stowasser

Published 2016

96 pages, 22 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-910797-03-7


$25.00 (Our delivery cost is a flat fee of $9.00 so the more you order the better!)

add one


Add To Basket


Click to download* the Fast Facts:Hypertension FastTest

*To benefit from the full functionality of the test you will need to open it in
Adobe Reader for desktop (free to download)

Hypertension is the biggest cause of death and disability in the world, yet it remains underdiagnosed, undertreated and, in many cases, poorly controlled. As in the previous edition, Fast Facts: Hypertension advises on:

  • accurate measurement of blood pressure and problems such as 'white-coat' hypertension
  • routine assessments for people with high blood pressure
  • other modifiable risk factors (smoking, high cholesterol levels etc.)
  • non-pharmacological measures (reducing salt, losing weight, increasing physical activity etc.)
  • rational and effective use of all drug treatments
  • identification of people with secondary hypertension
  • treatment of children, pregnant women, the elderly and patients with diabetes.

Updates in this new edition include:

  • distinguishing between patients with primary (low renin) and secondary aldosteronism
  • greater use of home BP measurement in clinical decision-making
  • the latest thinking on BP treatment thresholds
  • new guidance on fourth-line therapy for resistant hypertension

Sometimes dubbed 'the silent killer', hypertension rarely produces symptoms until it manifests as a heart attack or stroke, so early identification of the condition and appropriate management are vital. This practical readable refresher for every-day use supports better investigation and treatment of high blood pressure by primary care providers and better self-management by patients.


  • The dangers of raised blood pressure
  • Causes
  • Investigation
  • When to treat
  • How to treat
  • Special patient groups
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Useful resources


“Worldwide, raised blood pressure is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths, which is shocking considering that with simple preventive or treatment measures, many of these stroke and heart attack deaths could be avoided.  Better investigation and treatment of high blood pressure, and better self-management by patients, is vital for identification and management of the condition.  This updated edition is essential reading for any health professional, not just specialists, and takes into account the latest recommendations in home monitoring and guidance on resistant hypertension.”

Katharine Jenner, CEO, Blood Pressure UK, October 2016

"An important and significant contribution to, and resource for, the field.  The information presented is spot on and highly accurate. Hypertension remains a global crisis and having a high-quality factual guide such as this establishes a platform for implementing simple yet impactful evidence-based guidelines in primary care.” 
The World Hypertension League

"a useful tool for nursing staff in the primary care setting. The format is clear, concise and to the point, and the tables and illustrations are very relevant to the management of Hypertension. I would recommend this book to nurses working in the primary care/general practice setting as a good reference guide for the care of patients with hypertension."
Debbie Limb, University Teacher

"a helpful and accessible book on a very important public health issue. The emphasis on non-pharmacological interventions as well as medical treatment is to be welcomed."
Dr Andrew Furber, President, Association of Directors of Public Health, UK 

“This book clearly emphasizes the recent developments and is an important tool for both high-level clinicians and those working in grassroot-level facilities.”
Dr Mengistu Asnake, President, World Federation of Public Health Associations


The authors

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

Michael Stowasser

MBBS FRACP PhD, Professor of Medicine, Hypertension Unit, University of Queensland School of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia


This Fast Facts has helped me make good
health decisions:

Good health

Are you a healthcare professional?

and finally...
Have you taken the FastTest for this title?

Thank you for your feedback

Feel free to leave a comment for the authors below.

If you haven't already, don't forget to take the FastTest for this title.

Comments for the authors

Paulo Roberto Pereira Toscano, Brazil 14 Feb 2016

Accurate information with objectivity


Paulo Roberto Pereira Toscano, Brazil 14 Feb 2016

Accurate information with objectivity


My Shopping Cart

Items: 0   Total: $0.00

View Basket


Good health decisions

Subscribe to the newsletter
You may also be interested in...
Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus, 5th edn
Katherine Samaras and
Ian N Scobie
Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus, 5th edn

Fast Facts: Glaucoma
Paul R Healey and
Ravi Thomas
Fast Facts: Glaucoma

Fast Facts: Hyperlipidemia, 5th edn
Allan Sniderman and
Paul Durrington
Fast Facts: Hyperlipidemia, 5th edn

Health Press

You have no items in your cart

£ 0


Choose the correct digital format


Suitable for the following devices:

To read a PDF on your PC, Mac or Tablet PC you will need Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader or a pre-installed native PDF reader. Simply download and transfer the PDF file to your chosen device, open the file and begin reading.


Suitable for the following devices:

To read an eBook on your PC or Mac you will need an eReader. We recommend iBooks for Mac and Calibre for PC, which is available for free download. Tablet PCs and Smart phones generally have an eReader pre-installed. A dedicated eReader will not require any additional software. Simply download and transfer the eBook file to your chosen device, open the file and begin reading.


Suitable for the following devices:

Please note that this version can be used on a Mac, PC or iPhone/iPad providing you have Amazon’s Kindle app installed. However, Kindle file formats are recommended for use on Amazon Kindle devices only.

Simply download and transfer the Kindle file to your chosen device, open the file and begin reading. For technical instructions on how to transfer files to your Kindle please see | Help.