Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease: Pathophysiology and Treatment
ISBN/ASIN: 9789400974784,9789400974760 | 1982 | English | pdf | 982/1001 pages | 25.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Thomas G. Coleman, William R. Murphy, Thomas L. Smith, Karen A. Stanek (auth.), A. Amery, R. Fagard, P. Lijnen, J. Staessen (eds.) | Edition: 1
Hypertension is a major world-wide health problem. With high blood pressure there is a greater risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and renal failure. Far too few people realize what the risks are and what can be done to prevent these risks even in the countries where pro grams in hypertension research are active and the full significance of hyper tension is best understood. Some studies of the known hypertensive popu lation indicate that one-half or less are receiving adequate treatment, and, of those on therapy, only half have their high blood pressure satisfactorily controlled. These realizations emphasize the need to inform all segments of society throughout the world on the importance of detection and control of high blood pressure. The great incidence of hypertension makes it of para mount importance that all practicing physicians have available the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive cardiovascular dis ease. This treatise on hypertension arrives at a time when there is an increasing recognition the world over of the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure. The book has been edited by Dr. A. Amery and his asso ciates in the University of Leuven. Professor Amery is one of the leaders in the field of hypertension and serves on the Council of the International Society of Hypertension.