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Hypertension in High Risk African Americans

Current Concepts, Evidence-based Therapeutics and Future Considerations

  • Keith C.¬†Ferdinand

Part of the Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases book series (CHVD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Samar A. Nasser
    Pages 1-19
  3. Margaret Scisney-Matlock, Elizabeth Brough, Olubunmi Daramola, Markia Jones, Lenette Jones, Susan Holmes
    Pages 35-58
  4. Virginia J. Howard, Megan E. Ruiter Petrov, Tanya Dudenbostel, Stephen P. Glasser
    Pages 71-93
  5. Elizabeth O. Ofili, Rigobert Lapu Bula, Adesoji Oderinde, Adefisayo Oduwole
    Pages 111-122
  6. Elsayed Z. Soliman, Ronald J. Prineas
    Pages 123-135
  7. Ankur Jindal, Adam Whaley-Connell, James R. Sowers
    Pages 137-150
  8. Elijah Saunders, Jude Ediae
    Pages 213-232
  9. John M. Flack, Brian A. Ference, Phillip Levy
    Pages 233-249
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

About this book


This volume discusses the many ways to prevent, identify and control hypertension in African Americans, a common and potent risk factor for virtually all forms of cardiovascular-renal diseases. Comprehensive chapters address modifiable risk factors, such as lifestyle changes, especially sodium restriction, and appropriate combination pharmacotherapy. Emerging devices and evidence-based approaches that may also enhance effective blood pressure control and decrease the disparate cardiovascular disease risks, including MI, stroke, HF, and cardiorenal metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also discussed in detail. 

Written by a wide-range of experts in the field, Hypertension in High Risk African Americans: Current Concepts, Evidence-based Therapeutics and Future Considerations is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, health administrators and public health policy leaders to better understand the best practices and unique aspects of risk assessment and treatment of hypertension and co-morbid conditions in African Americans.


Combination Therapy Epidemiology of Hypertension Hypertension Hypertension in African Americans Resistant Hypertension

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith C.¬†Ferdinand
    • 1
  1. 1.CardiologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hypertension in High Risk African Americans
  • Book Subtitle Current Concepts, Evidence-based Therapeutics and Future Considerations
  • Editors Keith C. Ferdinand
  • Series Title Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clin.Hypertension,Vascul.Diseases
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2009-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5458-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2010-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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