Hypertension and Heart Failure

Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Treatment

  • Maria Dorobantu
  • Giuseppe Mancia
  • Guido Grassi
  • Victor Voicu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Epidemiological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Mechanisms of Heart Failure in Arterial Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Sandosh Padmanabhan, Alisha Aman, Anna F. Dominiczak
      Pages 15-29
    3. Gianfranco Parati, Juan Eugenio Ochoa
      Pages 31-58
    4. Tatiana Kuznetsova, Nicholas Cauwenberghs
      Pages 59-70
    5. Dagmara Hering, Gino Seravalle, Guido Grassi, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
      Pages 71-86
    6. Massimo Volpe, Speranza Rubattu
      Pages 87-100
    7. Bojan Jelaković, Vedran Premužić, Ana Jelaković, Davor Miličić
      Pages 101-121
    8. Peter M. Nilsson, John Molvin, Martin Magnusson
      Pages 123-133
    9. Stéphane Laurent, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Pierre Boutouyrie
      Pages 135-154
    10. Cesare Cuspidi, Carla Sala, Marijana Tadic, Guido Grassi
      Pages 155-165
  4. Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Hypertensive Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Silvia Iancovici, Maria Dorobantu
      Pages 169-184
    3. Maria Dorobantu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
      Pages 199-213
  5. Complications of Hypertensive Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. D. E. Athanasiou, M. S. Kallistratos, L. E. Poulimenos, A. J. Manolis
      Pages 217-229
    3. Roxana Oana Darabont
      Pages 231-244
  6. Prevention of Heart Failure in Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Cornelia Bala
      Pages 263-284
    3. Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Anna Paini, Fabio Bertacchini, Claudia Agabiti Rosei, Massimo Salvetti
      Pages 299-310
  7. Treatment of Heart Failure in Hypertensive Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Victor Voicu, Maria Dorobantu
      Pages 313-334
    3. Oana Gheorghe-Fronea
      Pages 349-360
  8. Invasive Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Jens Jordan, Jens Tank, Hannes Reuter
      Pages 363-375
    3. Konstantinos Tsioufis, Panagiotis Iliakis, Alexandros Kasiakogias
      Pages 377-389
  9. Hypertension, Heart Failure and Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 403-416

About this book


This book explains how hypertension affects 20-50% of the adult population in developed countries. Heart failure is the result of the hypertension's effects on the heart and it represents a growing public health problem. 
In this context the international scientific community is continuously struggling to develop better strategies in screening, diagnosing and treating hypertension and its deleterious effects. Thus, this field is continuously changing, with new important information being added constantly.
This volume will offer both insights into the intimate mechanisms of transition from hypertension to heart failure and clinical practice advice on the prevention and treatment of heart failure in hypertensive population. The mechanisms which explain the progression from hypertension to heart failure will be also covered exhaustively by offering two chapters referring to the diagnosis of heart failure in hypertensive population and one regarding echocardiography which is the most frequently used imaging method in clinical practice. The reader will be also provided with information on cardiovascular magnetic resonance which has the unique advantage of differentiating hypertensive heart failure from other pathologies associated with increased myocardial thickness.
This book is a useful tool for clinicians but also to the research community interested in heart failure and consequences of hypertension on heart who want to be up-to-date with the new developments in the field. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Dorobantu
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Mancia
    • 2
  • Guido Grassi
    • 2
  • Victor Voicu
    • 3
  1. 1.Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and Cardiology DepartmentEmergency Clinical HospitalBucharestRomania
  2. 2.University of Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Psychopharmacology Faculty of MedicineCarol Davila University of Medicine and PharmacyBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93319-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93320-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-4606
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-4614
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