Hypertension and Comorbidities

  • Agostino Virdis

Part of the Practical Case Studies in Hypertension Management book series (PCSHM)

About this book

Introduction

This guide is structured to assist physicians in the management of those hypertensive patients who present with specific comorbidities, such as diabetes, systolic dysfunction, obesity, renal disease, or previous cardiac events, often associated with hypertension. The clinical cases contained in this book have been selected to provide a paradigmatic set of scenarios frequently encountered in daily clinical practice, and will serve as an easy-to-access tool in applying general guidelines to individual patients, particularly in the choice of the most appropriate antihypertensive therapy. Treatment of hypertension with associated clinical conditions require specific therapies and combinations of drugs, which are necessarily different from one comorbidity to another. By discussing exemplary cases that may better represent clinical practice in a “real world” setting, and analyzing step by step the diagnostic and therapeutic process, this book will assist cardiologists and physicians in selecting the diagnostic tools and forms of treatment best suited to the individual patient and the particular cardiovascular risk profile.

Keywords

end-stage renal disease systolic dysfunction diabetes mellitus obesity stroke atrial fibrillation stroke congestive heart failure myocardial infarction

Authors and affiliations

  • Agostino Virdis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PisaClinical and Experimental Medicine University of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39164-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39163-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39164-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6632
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6640
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