Sverre E. Kjeldsen, Tonje A. Aksnes, Robert H. Fagard and Giuseppe Mancia

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI:

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Hypertension, usually defined as persistent blood pressure at 140/90mmHg or higher, affects about a quarter of the adult population in many countries and particularly in Western societies. Hypertension is a risk factor for most, if not all, cardiovascular diseases and renal failure. While blood pressure should be measured repeatedly for the diagnosis, new techniques such as 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and self-measured, home blood pressure taking are increasingly being used for diagnosis and assessment during treatment. Modern work-up of hypertensive patients focuses on the detection of target organ damage, i.e. left ventricular hypertrophy and renal effects including microalbuminuria....

Chapter.  24705 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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