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Hypertension Secrets. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5349914
  • Book
  • December 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Hypertension Secrets, 2nd Edition, offers practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This highly regarded resource features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
  • The proven Secrets Series® format gives you the most return for your time  - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. 

  • Covers  the full range of pathophysiology, natural history, and diagnosis and management of hypertension for in-training or practicing professionals. 

  • Fully revised and updated, including protocols and guidelines that are continuously evolving and that increasingly dictate best practices. 

  • Includes chapters on obstructive sleep apnea; drug- or alcohol-induced hypertension; hypertension and diabetes, the obese individual,  African Americans, the elderly, thyroid disorders, and pregnancy; and the role of device therapy.  

  • Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams. 

  • Bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from global leaders in the field - all providing a concise overview of important board-relevant content. 

  • Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

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- Measurement of Blood Pressure

- Clinical Evaluation of Hypertension

- Hypertensive Crises


- Epidemiology of Hypertension

- Pathophysiology of Essential (Primary) Hypertension - Isolated Systolic HTN, Diastolic HTN

- Natural History of Hypertension


- Definition, Non-compliant, Screening for secondary HTN

- Renal Parenchymal Hypertension

- Renovascular Hypertension

- Coarctation of the Aorta

- Mineralocorticoid Excess: Primary Aldosteronism

- Pheochromocytoma

- Glucocorticoid Excess: Cushing's Syndrome and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

- Obstructive Sleep Apnea

- Drug or Alcohol-induced

- Thyroid Disorders

- Primary Hyperparathyroidism

- Acromegaly


- Hypertension in the Pediatric Population

- Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Kidney Disease

- Hypertension in Obese Individuals

- Hypertension in African Americans

- Hypertension in the Elderly

- Hypertension in Pregnancy

- Hypertension after Kidney Transplantation

- Hypertension in the patient with Acute MI, CHF, Stable CAD

- Hypertension in the patient with CVA (Ischemic, Hemorrhagic)

- Hypertension in the patient with a VAD

- Resistant Hypertension

- Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus


- Lifestyle Modifications - Diet (Na, Mediterranean)

- Treatment Goals

- Combination Drug Therapy

- Treatment of Hypertensive Crises

- Diuretics

- ?-Blockers

- ?-Blockers

- Calcium Channel Blockers

- Peripheral Adrenergic Inhibitors, Centrally Acting Sympatholytics and Vasodilators

- Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors and Angiotension II Receptor Blockers

- Renal Denervation

- BP Vaccines

- Application of Therapeutic Principles

- [Title TBD]

- Orthostatic Hypotension

- Baroreceptor Dysfunction


- Historical snippets/oddities, e.g., Stephen Hales' first BP measurement in a horse, etc.

Still to place: Genetic (Monogenic) causes of Hypertension
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Edgar V. Lerma Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois and Chicago College of Medicine; Associates in Nephrology, S.C., Chicago, Illinois.

EDGAR V. LERMA, MD, FACP, FASN, FPSN (Hon) Clinical Professor of Medicine Section of Nephrology University of Illinois at Chicago; College of Medicine/ Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Lerma edited the 4th edition of Nephrology Secrets
James M. Luther
Swapnil Hiremath
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