Part 1: Physiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology of hypertension
• Chapter 1: Physiology of blood pressure regulation and pathophysiology of hypertension
• Chapter 2: Measurement of blood pressure
• Chapter 3: Epidemiology of hypertension
• Chapter 4: Adrenal gland disease and hypertension
• Chapter 5: Thyroid gland disease and hypertension
• Chapter 6: Genetics of hypertension – comparison between human and veterinary medicine
Part 2: Clinical and pathological consequences of hypertension
• Chapter 7: Hypertension and the kidney
• Chapter 8: Hypertension and the heart and vasculature
• Chapter 9: Hypertension and the eye
• Chapter 10: Hypertension and the central nervous system
Part 3: Pharmacology and therapeutic use of antihypertensive drugs
• Chapter 11: Pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs
• Chapter 12: Management of hypertension in cats
• Chapter 13: Management of hypertension in dogs
Part 4: Future perspectives
• Chapter 14: Future perspectives: Unmet needs in hypertension in dogs and cats.
This book provides an in-depth review on various aspects of canine and feline hypertension. Physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology and pathological consequences of high blood pressure in cats and dogs are discussed. A comparative approach is taken, the underpinning research is critically evaluated and knowledge gaps identified. In addition, the reader is presented with evidence-based treatment strategies.
The book targets researchers, graduate students and clinical specialists in small animal internal medicine as well as veterinary clinicians with interest in nephrology, cardiology, neurology and ophthalmology.
• Essential guide on principles and pathophysiology of hypertension in dogs and cats
• Discusses causes and effects of high blood pressure in different internal organs
• Presents management and treatment strategies of hypertension in companion animals