Hypertension (Oxford Specialist Handbooks) 1st Edition (2010) (PDF) by Joseph Cheriyan

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2010
  • Page Number: 322
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 1.74 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Joseph Cheriyan

Description:

The investigation and treatment of hypertension, a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease throughout the world, remains a challenge, even in developed countries. Although antihypertensives have been available for 50 years, the rational and effective use of the myriad of existing drugs remains a concern, as does the desire to identify patients with secondary hypertension from the mass of individuals with primary or essential hypertension.

The aim of this handbook is to provide state-of-the-art information concerning the pathophysiology, diagnosis, investigation, and management of hypertension in the 21st century. The book covers the underlying physiological, genetic, and environmental components that may contribute towards its pathogenesis, as well as the currently available therapies and clinical trials in hypertension. The chapters are clearly laid-out and written for the non-expert, but contain sufficient detail to serve as a useful reference for the experienced physician. The book is completely up-to-date and evidence-based, while the authors are recognized experts in hypertension based at one of Europe’s leading hypertension centers.

User’s Review:

Dr Joseph Cheriyan completed his medical training in Sheffield and his postgraduate training in Nottingham and London before pursuing his specialist training in London and Cambridge. His main interests are in clinical cardiovascular research using non-invasive techniques and he actively participates in medical education. He remains a practising clinician with an interest in hypertension and cardiovascular medicine. Dr Carmel McEniery completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is now Senior Research Associate in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Cambridge, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She is also a college lecturer in physiology at Churchill College in Cambridge. Her main area of research is cardiovascular haemodynamics, and in particular, age-related arterial stiffening. She is also leading research into the mechanisms underlying the development of hypertension in young individuals. Dr Ian Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and Fellow of Trinity Hall in Cambridge. He is currently secretary of the European ARTERY Society, and a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society. He trained in General Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology initially at Oxford, and then at the University of Edinburgh, before taking up his current appointment in 2000. He currently directs the University of Cambridge’s Vascular Research Clinics. He has built up a clinical research group focusing on cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology with an international reputation. His main research interest is cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology in health and disease, and in particular arterial stiffness and endothelial function. Dr Wilkinson has lectured internationally to a wide spectrum of audiences from patients to cardiologists and basic scientists.

Handbooks seem to be popular with publishers presumably because they are inexpensive to publish. But is this book really a useful addition to the market? As a renal registrar the information in this book is already available in a myriad other places ranging from uptodate, to any standard renal text. I would say the oxford handbook of nephrology and hypertension is a better resource overall even for the non-specialist. The hypertension section in that is pretty detailed. This new book has a good section on major clinical trials of anti-hypertensive agents which is mildly useful. Perhaps the book will get better with a few new editions but currently it hasn’t really added anything for me. Thus if you only had £30 to spend you would be far better off getting the oxford handbook of hypertension and nephrology.

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