Hypertension and Stroke

Pathophysiology and Management

  • Venkatesh Aiyagari
  • Philip B. Gorelick

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Blood Pressure and Hypertension as Antecedents of Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raymond R. Townsend, Susan P. Steigerwalt
      Pages 3-15
  3. Mechanisms of Hypertension and Hypertension-Related Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Scott H. Carlson, Sean Stocker, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 63-79
    3. Beom Joon Kim, Hee-Joon Bae, Lawrence K. S. Wong
      Pages 109-128
  4. Management of Blood Pressure for First Stroke Prevention, Immediately After Acute Stroke, and for Recurrent Stroke Prevention

  5. Mechanisms and Sequelae of Elevated Blood Pressure on Brain Function and Cognition

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-353

About this book


The second edition of this work continues to address the intimate pathophysiologic relationship between hypertension and stroke. The editors and authors clearly and concisely synthesize our developing knowledge of this relationship and place epidemiologic and physiologic information into a practical clinical context. Comprehensive chapters present the evidence supporting strategies for stroke prevention and care, including blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-coagulation, and management of other cerebrovascular risk factors. In addition to prescriptive measures for first stroke prevention, the book illuminates current regimens for care immediately after acute stroke and for the prevention of recurrent stroke. This latest edition also features extensively updated chapters from the previous edition, as well as new chapters on the effects of hypertension and stroke on the cerebral vasculature, blood pressure management in subarachnoid hemorrhage, and blood pressure variability, antihypertensive therapy, and stroke risk.

Written by experts in the field, Hypertension and Stroke: Pathophysiology and Management, Second Edition is of great utility for specialists in neurology and cardiovascular medicine and a valuable practical resource for all physicians caring for older adults and hypertensive patients.


Blood pressure regulation Cerebral circulation Chronic kidney disease Hypertensive encephalopathy Ischemic Stroke Vascular cognitive impairment

Editors and affiliations

  • Venkatesh Aiyagari
    • 1
  • Philip B. Gorelick
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology and Neurotherapeutics University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center DallasUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State University Department of Translational Science & Molecular MedicineMercy Health Hauenstein NeurosciencesGrand RapidsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29150-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29152-9
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