editore: Churchill Livingstone
This pocketbook is a guide for hospital doctors, general practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with hypertension. Using a similar format to that of the other titles in the "Churchill's Pocketbook" series, it clearly and concisely details the important points of the origins, diagnosis, investigation and treatment of hypertension, taking full account of the latest evidence available. It provides information on hypertension in special patient groups including the elderly and in pregnancy, and on the management of hypertensive emergencies. A special chapter at the end is devoted to answering the questions that are most frequently asked by GPs and patients.