Hypertension: Principles and Practice
Hypertension is a common medical condition. The World Health Organisation classify a patient as hypertensive if a series of blood pressure recordings reveal values greater than 160/100. It is important to investigate and treat persistent hypertension for a variety of reasons. The long term end organ effects are numerous and add significantly to patient morbidity and mortality. Ensuring cardiovascular stability and pre-optimisation of blood pressure allows us to manipulate physiology and pharmacology more safely during anaesthesia.
It is necessary to understand the physiology of blood pressure control and how this is affected by anaesthesia.. The physiology of ageing is also an important component of blood pressure control as the arterial system becomes increasingly rigid secondary to arteriosclerosis..
Organized in a reader-friendly format, this reference collects a vast amount of information on the underlying mechanisms of hypertension and applies them to day-to-day clinical practices -- focusing on recent developments in patient management, as well as the molecular, biological, physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacological facets of hypertension. The guide presents evidence-based information and offers practical approaches to the treatment of the disease. It provides key points and summaries at the beginning of each chapter, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and charts that clarify and highlight critical data, and management and treatment options for general and special populations.
Author:Edouard J. Battegay, Gregory Y. H. Lip, George L. Bakris
Publisher: Informa Healthcare