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1. Aetiology and pathophysiology ; 2. Essential hypertension ; 3. Specific investigations for secondary hypertension ; 4. Secondary hypertension ; 5. Monogenic syndromes ; 6. Special populations ; 7. Antihypertensive drugs ; 8. Hypertension in the 21st century ; Useful websites ; Glossary of major clinical trials ; Index

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Dr Joseph Cheriyan completed his medical training in Sheffield and his postgraduate training in Nottingham and London before pursuing his specialist training in London and Cambridge. His main interests are in clinical cardiovascular research using non-invasive techniques and he actively participates in medical education. He remains a practising clinician with an interest in hypertension and cardiovascular medicine. Dr Carmel McEniery completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is now Senior Research Associate in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Cambridge, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital. She is also a college lecturer in physiology at Churchill College in Cambridge. Her main area of research is cardiovascular haemodynamics, and in particular, age-related arterial stiffening. She is also leading research into the mechanisms underlying the development of hypertension in young individuals. Dr Ian Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital, and Fellow of Trinity Hall in Cambridge. He is currently secretary of the European ARTERY Society, and a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society. He trained in General Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology initially at Oxford, and then at the University of Edinburgh, before taking up his current appointment in 2000. He currently directs the University of Cambridge's Vascular Research Clinics. He has built up a clinical research group focusing on cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology with an international reputation. His main research interest is cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology in health and disease, and in particular arterial stiffness and endothelial function. Dr Wilkinson has lectured internationally to a wide spectrum of audiences from patients to cardiologists and basic scientists.

Reviews excellent balance of pathophysiologic underpinning and a practical, algorithmic approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment...numerous illustrations, flow-diagrams and bullet summaries integrate information in a useful manner... The end product is a well organized handbook that will have a wide readership and satisfy both primary care physicians and specialists with a keen interest in the field of hypertension. From the foreword by Dr Stanley S. Franklin, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA This handbook achieves a good balance among utility, detail, and brevity that is unusual. The practical perspective of this book, combined with sound presentation of hypertension fundamentals, will make it appealing to a wide range of readers. William J. McManus, M.D., Ochsner Clinical Foundation

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