• Part I General theory of secondary hypertension
1 Screening strategies for secondary hypertension
2 The clinical manifestations of secondary hypertension, Medical history, symptoms and signs
3 General laboratory tests
4 Special laboratory tests
• Part II Theories of Secondary Hypertension
5 Renal parenchymal hypertension
6 Renovascular hypertension
7 Other renal diseases-related high blood pressure
8 Vascular disease hypertension
9 Endocrine hypertension
10 Neurogenic hypertension
11 Psychosocial disorders and hypertension
12 Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
13 Sleep apnea syndrome and hypertension
14 Connective tissue disease and hypertension
15 Metabolic disorders-related hypertension
16 Hematological system diseases
17 Women and Gestational Hypertension Disorders
18 Monogenic hereditary hypertension
19 Secondary hypertension of other types
20 Drug-induced and exogenous hypertension.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of secondary hypertension for clinicians, including cardiologists as well as primary training physicians and general practitioners.
A large number of patients suffer from high blood pressure, and it was previously thought that secondary hypertension accounted for 10% of all cases. However, according to new studies, the proportion of secondary hypertension is much higher than this. While hypertensive patients are usually treated in the cardiovascular department, secondary hypertension involves diseases in various fields, such as renal, endocrinological, immunological and urological diseases. This book allows readers to gain a thorough understanding of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of secondary hypertension.
It first discusses screening strategies for secondary hypertension, including clinical manifestations, general tests and special tests. It then addresses specific aspects of hypertension related to other diseases, like renal parenchymal diseases; transplantation; congenital diseases; endocrine, neurogenic and psychosocial disorders; vascular conditions; sleep apnoea syndrome, connective tissue disease and metabolic-associated hypertension. Lastly, it covers secondary hypertension related to rare heredity conditions.
• Introduces current evidence available for medical decisions regarding secondary hypertension diagnosis and therapy
• Includes selected scenarios to represent various clinical practices
• Allows readers to gain an advanced understanding of the screening and diagnosis workflow
• Written by experienced professionals who manage secondary hypertension