© 2016

Hypertension and Brain Damage

  • Antonio Coca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Renata Cifkova, Peter Wohlfahrt
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dragan Lovic, Manolis S. Kallistratos, Athanasios J. Manolis
    Pages 13-20
  4. Athanasios J. Manolis, Manolis S. Kallistratos, Demetrios V. Vlahakos, Asimina Mitrakou, Leonidas E. Poulimenos
    Pages 35-46
  5. Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Damiano Rizzoni, Pedro Cunha
    Pages 47-60
  6. Stéphane Laurent, Dariusz Gasecki, Pierre Boutouyrie, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
    Pages 61-74
  7. Dagmara Hering, Maciej Piskunowicz
    Pages 75-89
  8. Dagmara Hering, Maciej Piskunowicz
    Pages 91-97
  9. Dariusz Gasecki, Edyta Szurowska, Krzysztof Jodzio
    Pages 99-127
  10. Augusto Zaninelli, Paola Santalucia, Simona Sacco
    Pages 129-142
  11. Dariusz Gasecki, Bartosz Karaszewski, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
    Pages 143-158
  12. Dariusz Gasecki, Bartosz Karaszewski, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
    Pages 159-171
  13. Mónica Doménech, Miguel Camafort, Antonio Coca
    Pages 173-182
  14. Eila Monteagudo, Cristina Sierra, Antonio Coca
    Pages 183-195
  15. Cristina Sierra, Augusto Vicario, Ona Escoda
    Pages 197-211

About this book


This book focuses on diverse aspects of the relationship between hypertension and brain damage, providing up-to-date information that will be of interest to both clinicians and researchers. After an introductory chapter on epidemiology, the significance of various comorbidities that represent risk factors for brain damage in the context of hypertension is discussed. Detailed consideration is then given to the effects of hypertension on small and large cerebral arteries and the consequences for brain damage. Similarly, the association between hypertension and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke is fully explored, and the evidence and guidelines regarding reduction of high blood pressure during the acute phase of each form of stroke are summarized. Both the primary and the secondary prevention of stroke are addressed, with presentation of the results of key trials. Readers will also find interesting new perspectives on the roles of different imaging techniques, including CT and functional MRI, in detecting and diagnosing brain damage in patients with hypertension. The closing chapters review the relation of hypertension to subjective and objective cognitive failures and to cognitive decline and dementia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Coca
    • 1
  1. 1.Hypertension & Vascular Risk UnitHospital ClínicBarcelonaSpain

About the editors

Antonio Coca is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and Head of the Hypertension & Vascular Risk Unit at the Hospital Clìnic in Barcelona. He is Chair of Working Group on "Hypertension and the Brain" of the European Society of Hypertension, and Chair of the "Council on Hypertension" of the European Society of Cardiology, working group.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hypertension and Brain Damage
  • Editors Antonio Coca
  • Series Title Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection
  • Series Abbreviated Title Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-32072-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81189-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32074-8
  • Series ISSN 2366-4606
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-4614
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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