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High blood pressure (hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
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0715
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Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Abstract
Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
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Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0715
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DASH : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - diet therapy
Blood Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat). Best choices and foods to avoid are listed. How to read a food label is provided. Recommended daily serving sizes and additional resources are included.
Notes
Previous title: The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
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Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1158
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High blood pressure in pregnancy - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2285
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High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and sympto…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
High blood pressure in pregnancy (also called gestational hypertension) is a blood pressure (BP) that stays higher than 140/90 (140 over 90). For most people, a normal blood pressure is 140/90 or less. After week 20 of your pregnancy, high blood pressure can be linked to pre-eclampsia. This is a more serious condition that includes high blood pressure and protein in the urine (pee). Because pre-eclampsia can be dangerous to you and your baby, we ask you to monitor your blood pressure and symptoms. This pamphlet explains the symptoms to watch for if you have high blood pressure, how to check your blood pressure at home, and symptoms that require medical attention right away. Contact information for the OBS Clinic and OBS Unit, and sheets to keep track of your blood pressure are included.
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Prepared by: South Shore Regional Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2285
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Hypertension in Children and Adolescents : New Perspectives

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Empar Lurbe, Elke Wühl, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book is devoted to hypertension in children and adolescents, a clinical issue that – thanks to the strides made in several areas of pathophysiological and clinical research – has received growing interest in cardiovascular medicine over the last several years. Given the increasing prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents, this book represents an important and useful tool to address what has become a significant public health issue. It covers a diverse range of topics, from ad…
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Lurbe, Empar
Wühl, Elke
Other Authors
European Society of Hypertension
Responsibility
Empar Lurbe, Elke Wühl, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.) : 15 illus., 11 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in hypertension and cardiovascular protection
ISBN
9783030181673
9783030181666 (Print ed.)
9783030181680 (Print ed.)
9783030181697 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2366-4606
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Child
Hypertension
Specialty
Cardiology
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book is devoted to hypertension in children and adolescents, a clinical issue that – thanks to the strides made in several areas of pathophysiological and clinical research – has received growing interest in cardiovascular medicine over the last several years. Given the increasing prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents, this book represents an important and useful tool to address what has become a significant public health issue. It covers a diverse range of topics, from advances in the definition of hypertension and the identification of new risk factors, to current treatment strategies. The book also presents an overview of the latest findings, including the clinical significance of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in youth, the importance of out-of-office and central blood pressure measurement, new methods for assessing vascular phenotypes, and clustering of CV risk factors. Gathering contributions by international experts and pursuing a practice-oriented approach, the book offers a valuable tool for cardiologists, pediatricians and nephrologists, as well as general practitioners.
Contents
1. From Pregnancy to Childhood and Adulthood: The Trajectory of Hypertension -- 2. The Contributions of Perinatal Programming to Blood Pressure Levels in Childhood and Beyond -- 3. Worldwide Prevalence of Childhood Hypertension -- 4. Office and Out of Office Blood Pressure Measurements -- 5. Large Vessels in Hypertension: Central Blood Pressure -- 6. Isolated Systolic Hypertension in the Young -- 7. Primary Hypertension -- 8. Causes of Secondary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents -- 9. Monogenic Hypertension -- 10. Neonatal Hypertension -- 11. The Heart in Childhood Hypertension -- 12. The Kidney in Hypertension -- 13. Non-pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension -- 14. Physical Exercise in the Treatment of Obesity and Hypertension: New Approach to Individualize Treatment -- 15. Treatment of Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease -- 16. Long Term Follow-Up -- 17. Evidences from Clinical Trials and Use of Antihypertensive Drugs in Children and Adolescents.
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Essentials of Hypertension : The 120/80 paradigm

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Fl©vio Danni Fuchs. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The main purpose of this book is to select and present the most essential information about hypertension. It aims to select all the more relevant data to guide the attitudes to prevent, diagnose, and treat hypertension. Hypertension accounts for more than 50% of deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease worldwide. New blood pressure (BP) diagnostic thresholds for hypertension were released, which were set at 130/80 mmHg. As a consequence, millions of individuals in the world will be diagnos…
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Fuchs, Fl©vio Danni
Responsibility
Fl©vio Danni Fuchs
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 151 p.) : 70 illus., 34 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319632728
9783319632711 (print ed.)
9783319632735 (print ed.)
9783319875149 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
The main purpose of this book is to select and present the most essential information about hypertension. It aims to select all the more relevant data to guide the attitudes to prevent, diagnose, and treat hypertension. Hypertension accounts for more than 50% of deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease worldwide. New blood pressure (BP) diagnostic thresholds for hypertension were released, which were set at 130/80 mmHg. As a consequence, millions of individuals in the world will be diagnosed as hypertensive, recognizing that they are at greater risk of presenting a CV event. Prevention and control of high BP will become the main focus for reducing the burden of CV disease, requiring a changing of cultural beliefs in some way similar to what happened in the last century with smoking. Strategies for prevention of the rising of BP with age, and the BP reduction in individuals already with high levels, are more complex than those related to smoking control. These strategies involve solid evidence to be implemented in populations. The extensive scientific literature dealing with hypertension and BP regulation is among the top dedicated to a single disease. The chapters and contents follow the clinical reasoning pathways. The characterization of the risks of high blood pressure is presented in the first chapter, discussing the evidence that led to changes in diagnostic thresholds and to the recommendations for maintaining BP within these limits in populations. Reasons for BP rising with age will follow, identifying the causes that must be fought to preventing the incidence of hypertension. Diagnosis of hypertension deserves a special chapter. The final chapter presents the fundamentals to select drug and non-drug therapies indicated in the prevention and controlling of high blood pressure.
Contents
Risks of high BP and goals of treatment -- Pathogenesis -- Diagnosis and evaluation -- Prevention and treatment.
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e-Book
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Pediatric Hypertension

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edited by Joseph T. Flynn, Julie R. Ingelfinger, Karen Redwine. (Fourth edition) --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The fourth edition of this book is the most comprehensive major reference work on hypertension in children and adolescents. Since the publication of the previous edition, there have been notable changes in the field, with the arrival of new evidence of the long-term sequelae of hypertension in youth, an evidence-based review of the value of routine BP screening in children and adolescents, and further evidence of the cardiovascular consequences of the childhood obesity epidemic. This expanded e…
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Flynn, Joseph T.
Ingelfinger, Julie R.
Redwine, Karen
Responsibility
edited by Joseph T. Flynn, Julie R. Ingelfinger, Karen Redwine
Edition
Fourth edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource
Series Title
Springer reference
ISBN
9783319314204
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Child
Hypertension
Specialty
Cardiology
Pediatrics
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
The fourth edition of this book is the most comprehensive major reference work on hypertension in children and adolescents. Since the publication of the previous edition, there have been notable changes in the field, with the arrival of new evidence of the long-term sequelae of hypertension in youth, an evidence-based review of the value of routine BP screening in children and adolescents, and further evidence of the cardiovascular consequences of the childhood obesity epidemic. This expanded edition covers these new findings, while featuring new chapters on such timely topics as routine blood pressure screening, hypertension in late adolescents/young adults, and current pediatric hypertension research. The reference work also includes thorough updates on chapters from the previous edition, as well as new clinical practice guidelines for childhood hypertension, which have not been revised since 2004. Written by experts in the field, Pediatric Hypertension, Fourth Edition is the definitive resource for clinicians and researchers interested in childhood hypertension.
Contents
[provided by publisher] Neurohumoral and Autonomic Regulation of Blood Pressure -- Vasoactive Factors and Blood Pressure in Children -- Cardiovascular Influences on Blood Pressure -- Ions and Fluid Dynamics in Hypertension -- Uric Acid in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension -- Insulin resistance and other mechanisms of obesity hypertension -- Monogenic and Polygenic Genetic Contributions to Hypertension -- Perinatal Programming and Blood Pressure -- Hereditability and Familial Aggregation of Blood Pressure -- Dietary Sodium, Potassium and Calcium and Childhood BP -- Endothelial Dysfunction and Vascular Remodeling in Hypertension -- Stress and salt sensitivity in Childhood Hypertension -- Methodology of Casual Blood Pressure Measurement -- Value of routine screening for hypertension in childhood -- Blood Pressure Norms and Definition of Hypertension in Children -- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Methodology and Norms in Children -- Epidemiology of Primary Hypertension in Children -- Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease in Children and Adolescents -- Ethnic Differences in Childhood Blood Pressure -- Obesity Hypertension: Clinical Aspects -- Hypertension in children with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome -- Primary Hypertension in Children -- Secondary Forms of Hypertension in Children: Overview -- Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease -- Hypertension in End-Stage Renal Disease: Dialysis -- Hypertension in End-Stage Renal Disease: Transplantation -- Renovascular HTN, Vasculitis and Aortic Coarctation -- Endocrine Hypertension -- Neonatal Hypertension -- Sleep Apnea and Hypertension -- Hypertension in the pregnant teenager -- Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of Childhood hypertension -- Substance-induced hypertension: Mechanisms and management -- Hypertension in oncology and stem-cell transplant patients -- Hypertension in older adolescents and young adults -- Hypertension in the Developing World -- Diagnostic Evaluation of Pediatric Hypertension -- Sequelae of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents -- Vascular and cardiac imaging techniques and their applicability to childhood hypertension -- The Role of ABPM in Evaluation of Hypertensive Target-organ Damage -- Exercise Testing in Hypertension and Hypertension in Athletes -- Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension -- Pharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension -- Management of Hypertensive Emergencies -- Hypertensive Models and Their Relevance to Pediatric Hypertension -- Cohort studies, Meta-Analyses and Clinical Trials -- Changes in Drug Development Regulations and Their Impact on Clinical Trials.
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Calcium channel blockers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Calcium channel blockers are used to treat chest pain and to control high blood pressure. A list of brand names is given. This pamphlet explains how to take calcium channel blockers, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Chest Pain
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium--Antagonists
Chest pain
Hypertension
Abstract
Calcium channel blockers are used to treat chest pain and to control high blood pressure. A list of brand names is given. This pamphlet explains how to take calcium channel blockers, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Hypertension : a companion to Braunwald's heart disease

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[edited by] George L. Bakris, Matthew J. Sorrentino. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2018.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 15, 1990 - v. 24, 1994.
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Bakris, George L
Sorrentino, Matthew J
Responsibility
[edited by] George L. Bakris, Matthew J. Sorrentino
Edition
3rd ed.
Alternate Title
Braunwald's heart disease
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2018
Holdings
Halifax Infirmary: v. 15, 1990 - v. 24, 1994.
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780323429733 (electronic bk.)
ISSN
0194-911X
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Heart - Diseases
Specialty
Cardiology
Notes
Complemented by: Braunwald's heart disease / edited by Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, Peter Libby, Robert O. Bonow, Eugene Braunwald. 10th edition. 2015.
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Hypertension : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease

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Bakris, George. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2018.
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Author
Bakris, George
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2018
ISBN
9780323429733
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
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e-Book
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Hypertension : from basic research to clinical practice, volume 2

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Md. Shahidul Islam, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Halifax Infirmary: v. 15, 1990 - v. 24, 1994.
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Hypertension: from basic research to clinical practice contains a unique collection of selected chapters written by experts and enthusiasts engaged in research and treatment of hypertension, a condition that affects around a billion people in the world. The chapters describe fundamental researches at cellular and molecular levels to the science, and art of treatment of the condition in clinical practice. The topics included ranges from pathophysiology of hypertension, through monitoring of hype…
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Islam, Md. Shahidul
Responsibility
Md. Shahidul Islam, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Holdings
Halifax Infirmary: v. 15, 1990 - v. 24, 1994.
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 631 pages) : 67 illus.
Series Vol.
956
Series Title
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Advances in internal medicine
ISBN
9783319442518
9783319442501 (print ed.)
ISSN
0194-911X
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Abstract
Hypertension: from basic research to clinical practice contains a unique collection of selected chapters written by experts and enthusiasts engaged in research and treatment of hypertension, a condition that affects around a billion people in the world. The chapters describe fundamental researches at cellular and molecular levels to the science, and art of treatment of the condition in clinical practice. The topics included ranges from pathophysiology of hypertension, through monitoring of hypertension, to the treatment of hypertension in different patient categories. It contains essential background information as well as cutting edge research, and state of the art treatment alternatives in this broad field. From the beginners, and research students to the expert clinicians, and established scientists, everybody has something to learn from this book.
Contents
Hypertension: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice -- Understanding Blood Pressure Variation and Variability: Biological Importance and Clinical Significance -- Novel Pathophysiological Mechanisms in Hypertension -- Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Correlates of Therapeutic Pharmacological Interventions in Essential Arterial Hypertension -- Impact of Salt Intake on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Hypertension -- Principles of Blood Pressure Measurement – Current Techniques, Office vs Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement -- Blood Pressure Self-Measurement -- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension -- Treatment of Hypertension: Which Goal for Which Patient? -- Adherence to Treatment in Hypertension -- The Role of Beta-Blockers in the Treatment of Hypertension -- Challenges in the Management of Hypertension in Older Populations -- Resistant Hypertension -- Renal Ultrasound (and Doppler Sonography) in Hypertension: An Update -- Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis -- Endocrine Hypertension: A Practical Approach -- Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma -- Renal Denervation -- Subclinical Kidney Damage in Hypertensive Patients: A Renal Window Opened on the Cardiovascular System. Focus on Microalbuminuria -- Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease -- Hypertension in the Hemodialysis Patient -- Unique Considerations When Managing Hypertension in the Transplant Patient -- Evidence-Based Revised View of the Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia -- Hypertension in Pregnancy -- Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy -- Superimposed Preeclampsia -- Hypertension Is a Risk Factor for Several Types of Heart Disease: Review of Prospective Studies -- The Relationship Between Aortic Root Size and Hypertension: An Unsolved Conundrum -- Treating Hypertension to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia: Re-Opening the Debate -- Measurement of Arterial Stiffness: A Novel Tool of Risk Stratification in Hypertension -- Primordial Prevention of Cardiometabolic Risk in Childhood -- Emotional Stress as a Risk for Hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africans: Are We Ignoring the Odds? -- Endothelial Dysfunction and Hypertension -- Cerebellar Adrenomedullinergic System. Role in Cardiovascular Regulation -- Recent Advances in the Genetics of Hypertension -- The Role of DNA Methylation in Hypertension -- Metabolomics, Lipidomics and Pharmacometabolomics of Human Hypertension.
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Resistant Hypertension

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Massimo Salvetti. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is designed to assist physicians in the everyday management of hypertensive patients, with a particular focus on difficult-to-treat and resistant hypertension. The selected clinical cases are representative of the patients who are seen in the "real world", rather than rare clinical cases, and provide examples of management according to current international guidelines. The scenarios considered include not only cases in which arterial hypertension is truly resistant but also instances …
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Salvetti, Massimo
Responsibility
Massimo Salvetti
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 110 p. : 31 illus., 11 illus. in color)
Series Title
Practical case studies in hypertension management
ISBN
9783319306377
9783319306360 (print ed.)
ISSN
2364-6632
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronary Vasospasm
Hypertension
Abstract
This book is designed to assist physicians in the everyday management of hypertensive patients, with a particular focus on difficult-to-treat and resistant hypertension. The selected clinical cases are representative of the patients who are seen in the "real world", rather than rare clinical cases, and provide examples of management according to current international guidelines. The scenarios considered include not only cases in which arterial hypertension is truly resistant but also instances of pseudo-resistant hypertension, including cases in which resistance is related to comorbidities, concomitant treatments, or the use of drugs. The ultimate objective is to provide paradigmatic examples of evidence-based approaches to difficult-to-treat patients that will help physicians to select the most appropriate diagnostic tools and evidence-based treatment strategy for each individual patient.
Contents
Clinical Case 1. Adult Patient with True Resistant Hypertension -- Clinical Case 2. Adult Patient with Pseudo-Resistant Hypertension: High Blood Pressure Induced by Exogenous Substances -- Clinical Case 3. Adult Patient with Pseudo-Resistant Hypertension: Low Adherence -- Clinical Case 4. Adult Patient with Pseudo-Resistant Hypertension: Drug Intolerance -- Clinical Case 5. Adult Patient with Pseudo- Resistant Hypertension: Spurious Resistant Hypertension -- Clinical Case 6. Adult Patient with Resistant Hypertension Secondary to Comorbidities.
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Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

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Emmanuel A. Andreadis, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book reviews the recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology and the fundamental diagnostic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of arterial hypertension. It collates and updates the knowledge in this area and focuses on how to approach a patient with hypertension and cardiovascular disease. There is an overall emphasis on the deleterious consequences that hypertension has on the cardiovascular system, since hypertension often coexists with heart disease, arrhythmia and dyslipidemia…
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Andreadis, Emmanuel A
Responsibility
Emmanuel A. Andreadis, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 385 p. : 78 illus., 50 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319395999
9783319395975 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure - physiology
Comorbidity
Hypertension
Abstract
This book reviews the recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology and the fundamental diagnostic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of arterial hypertension. It collates and updates the knowledge in this area and focuses on how to approach a patient with hypertension and cardiovascular disease. There is an overall emphasis on the deleterious consequences that hypertension has on the cardiovascular system, since hypertension often coexists with heart disease, arrhythmia and dyslipidemia, further increasing total cardiovascular risk. Each chapter adopts a concise approach to its topic and can therefore also be read as a standalone article. Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease is a valuable text for scientists engaged in this complex field. It further serves to inspire young physicians, and emphasizes the need for scientific rigor to be applied to patient care as well as research.
Contents
1. Hypertension: A Growing Threat -- 2. Techniques for Measuring Blood Pressure in the Office Setting -- 3. Home Blood Pressure Measurements -- 4. 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurements -- 5. Central Blood Pressure Measurement -- 6. The Progression of Hypertensive Heart Disease to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Heart Failure -- 7. Systemic Hemodynamics in Hypertension -- 8. Structural Alterations in the Hypertensive Heart Disease Result in Intercalated Disc Remodeling and Arrhythmias -- 9. Prevention and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Hypertension -- 10. Echocardiographic Assessment of Hypertensive Patients -- 11. Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress in Human Hypertension -- 12. The Role of Diet in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease -- 13. The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity in the Prevention of Hypertensive Heart Disease -- 14. Hypertension and Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Mechanisms and Benefits of BP Control -- 15. Selecting Optimum Antihypertensive Therapy -- 16. The J-Curve Phenomenon in Hypertension -- 17. Follow-Up of the Hypertensive Patients with Cardiovascular Disease -- 18. Hypertension and Sudden Cardiac Death -- 19. Approach to Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease -- 20. Postmenopausal Hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease Risk -- 21. “The Economic Burden of Hypertension” -- 22. Hypertension; Grey Zones, Future Perspectives.
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Ma Vie en Noir : Fifty Years with Melatonin and the Stone of Madness

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Daniel Pedro Cardinali. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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I wrote this book urged by the overwhelming desire that arises towards the end of life to recapitulate the past. My goal was to summarize my experience of practicing science at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries in Argentina, a country located far away from the world's leading scientific centers. In the book, I summarize the intricacies of the pineal gland ("the stone of madness") as historical, mystical and medical entity and its entry in contemporary medicine with the description of…
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Cardinali, Daniel Pedro
Responsibility
Daniel Pedro Cardinali
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 301 p. : 119 illus., 91 illus. in color)
Series Title
Springer Biographies
ISBN
9783319416793
9783319416786 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronobiology Discipline - history
Chronobiology Phenomena
Chronotherapy
Melatonin - history
Melatonin - therapeutic use
Mental Disorders - history
Pineal Gland - physiology
Abstract
I wrote this book urged by the overwhelming desire that arises towards the end of life to recapitulate the past. My goal was to summarize my experience of practicing science at the end of the 20th and early 21st centuries in Argentina, a country located far away from the world's leading scientific centers. In the book, I summarize the intricacies of the pineal gland ("the stone of madness") as historical, mystical and medical entity and its entry in contemporary medicine with the description of melatonin. I also reflect on how being associated with an unexplored subject at the beginning of their scientific career impacts the life of a scientist throughout their entire life. Today we know that in humans pineal melatonin begins is released every day late in the evening, and there is evidence that it is the trigger for the sleep process. But the most exciting aspect of melatonin is that it is a substance that is present in all living creatures, from unicellular organisms to plants and higher mammals, a fact that evinces its importance for life. Further, the neuroprotective action of melatonin promises to be crucial for the control of neurodegenerative diseases we face as a pandemic in this century. The discoverer of melatonin, Aaron Lerner, based its name on melano, the Greek word for black, because of its effect on the pigment cells of the skin. As in "La vie en rose", the immortal Edith Piaf song written in 1946, my lifelong work with melatonin could well be called "Ma vie en noir".
Contents
1. Brief History of the Stone of Madness -- 2. The Prescientific Stage of the Pineal Gland -- 3. The Beginnings of the Pineal Scientific Era: From the Late Nineteenth Century to Melatonin’s Discovery -- 4. Sleep/Wake Cycle: History and Facts -- 5. When This Chronicler Enters the Story: The 1960s -- 6. The Stone of Madness as a Neuroendocrine Organ and Model: The 1970s -- 7. Peripheral Innervation of Neuroendocrine-Immune System: The Challenges to Change a Physiological Paradigm -- 8. Melatonin as a Potential Therapeutic Agent: The 1980s -- 9. Melatonin as a Chronobiotic That Opens the “Gates of Sleep”: The 1990s -- 10. Melatonin and the “Diseases of the Soul”: The Stone of Madness Returns -- 11. Twenty-First Century: The 24/7 Society as an Environmental Mutation -- 12. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Metabolic Syndrome -- 13. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Normal and Pathological Aging -- 14. Melatonin as a Medicament for the 24/7 Society: Cancer -- 15. Melatonin as a Nutraceutical -- Epilogue.
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Chronomics and Continuous Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring : Vascular Chronomics : From 7-Day/24-Hour to Lifelong Monitoring

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Kuniaki Otsuka, Germaine Cornelissen, Franz Halberg. (1st ed.) --Tokyo: Springer Japan , c2016.
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This fascinating volume applies the concept of chronomics to the medical treatment of hypertension. It starts with the recent updates on chronomics, the analytic techniques, and their application to community-based assessments. The authors advocate the use of 7-day/24-h records of blood pressure, which is effective for finding masked hypertension, masked morning surge, and other rhythm abnormalities. Most organisms, from cyanobacteria to mammals, are known to use the circadian mechanism. Howeve…
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Otsuka, Kuniaki
Other Authors
Cornelissen, Germaine
Halberg, Franz
Responsibility
Kuniaki Otsuka, Germaine Cornelissen, Franz Halberg
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Tokyo
Publisher
Springer Japan
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (lxxv, 870 p. : 644 illus., 275 illus. in color)
ISBN
9784431546313
9784431546306 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Chronobiology Phenomena
Hypertension
Abstract
This fascinating volume applies the concept of chronomics to the medical treatment of hypertension. It starts with the recent updates on chronomics, the analytic techniques, and their application to community-based assessments. The authors advocate the use of 7-day/24-h records of blood pressure, which is effective for finding masked hypertension, masked morning surge, and other rhythm abnormalities. Most organisms, from cyanobacteria to mammals, are known to use the circadian mechanism. However, our body systems also demonstrate circaseptan (roughly weekly), circannual (roughly yearly), and even longer rhythms. Chronomics monitors the physiological data and then analyzes the superimposed rhythms, isolating the cycles mathematically to determine how organisms and their environment interact. It is the study of interactions among time structures (chronomes) in and around us.
Contents
1. From chronobiology to chronomedicine: Days of creation -- 2. From chronomics to chronoastrobiology: Many rhythms are control information for whatever we do -- 3. Chronobioethics: what is life? -- 4. Chronobiology -- 5. Chronomics of heart rate variability -- 6. Chronomics of life for improving the quality of health -- 7. Chronomics of tree rings gauge climate change -- 8. Introduction to Chronobioengineering -- 9. What community-based glocal comprehensive assessment tells us: chronoecology is far superior to evidence-based medicine (EBM) -- 10. Community-based comprehensive geriatric assessment -- 11. Chronomic community screening: depressive mood, heart rate variability and cardiovascular outcomes in a community -- 12. Chronoecological "glocal" (global and local) comprehensive health-watch at high altitude -- 13. Chronoastrobiology -- 14. Heart rate variability reflecting the dynamics of solar activity -- 15. A transdisciplinary near-transyear in sudden cardiac death validates its counterpart in the solar wind and geomagnetics -- 16. Diagnosing vascular variability disorders and vascular variability syndromes -- 17. Among-day blood pressure variability assessed by 7-day/24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and prognostic value of vascular variability anomalies -- 18. Case presentations I. Within-day BP variations observed using 7-day/24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring -- 19. Case presentations II. Vascular variability syndrome -- 20. Case presentations III. Among-day variability of circadian profiles of 24-hour ABP -- 21. "What is life?" Cycles tipping the scale between death and survival -- 22. Astro-glocal spatially and temporally (global & local) comprehensive health watch especially at high altitude -- 23. Chronobioethics and Alerting Chronobiological Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (C-ABPM; stress/strain-test) For preventing cardiovascular and for understanding and avoiding/evading societal and natural cataclysms by personalized and generalized chronouspheres -- Closing Remarks.
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Special issues in hypertension

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Adel E. Berbari, Giuseppe Mancia, editors. --Milan: Springer , c2012.
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This volume is a cutting-edge review of the latest findings on key scientific and clinical issues in hypertension, with an integration of different new specific topics into the general knowledge of how to understand the pathophysiology and correctly diagnose and treat this chronic condition, which still represents the first cause of death in the world. Among the topics included in the book the reader will find some forms of hypertension which are frequently encountered in clinical practice and …
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Berbari, Adel E
Mancia, Giuseppe
Responsibility
Adel E. Berbari, Giuseppe Mancia, editors
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 483 p. : 69 ill.)
ISBN
9788847026018
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Cardiology
Abstract
This volume is a cutting-edge review of the latest findings on key scientific and clinical issues in hypertension, with an integration of different new specific topics into the general knowledge of how to understand the pathophysiology and correctly diagnose and treat this chronic condition, which still represents the first cause of death in the world. Among the topics included in the book the reader will find some forms of hypertension which are frequently encountered in clinical practice and on which new important evidence is available, such as high-normal blood pressure (also termed pre-hypertension), white-coat and masked hypertension, and high blood pressure in the elderly and the very elderly. These emerging aspects are discussed in detail, along with chapters on issues of great current interest, such as the way to assess and how to treat asymptomatic organ damage, emerging cardiovascular risk factors such as short and long-term blood pressure variability, cognitive impairment and dementia. The book also deals with the changing concepts in the management of hypertension and antihypertensive pharmacotherapy, and addresses specific topics which are rarely discussed in clinical medicine volumes, including hypertension in post-menopausal women, hormonal replacement therapy, inflammatory disorders, sexual dysfunction with treatment, and the effect of Ramadan fasting on blood pressure. This ready to hand but encompassing volume proves to be a comprehensive updating tool to professionals and clinical practitioners managing patients with hypertension.
Contents
1. Prehypertension: Definition, clinical significance and therapeutic approaches: to treat or not to treat -- 2. Clinical significance and treatment requirement in white coat and masked hypertension -- 3. Resistant hypertension: epidemiologic and evolving therapeutic aspects -- 4. Primary aldosteronism: rare or common condition -- 5. Hypertension in the very elderly: special features, therapeutic approaches and problems -- 6. Clinical relevance of circadian rhythm and nocturnal dip -- 7. Morning BP surge in treated and untreated hypertensive patients: clinical relevance, prognostic significance and therapeutic approaches -- 8. Short-term and long-term BP variability -- 9. Home BP in hypertension -- 10. Obstructive sleep apnea -- 11. Hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome -- 12.Salt, hypertension and cardiovascular disease -- 13. Optic fundus and retinal circulation: new technology for an old examination -- 14. Arterial stiffness as an early marker of organ damage -- 15. Central blood pressure: definition, clinical significance and therapeutic approaches -- 16. Assessment of total cardiovascular risk in Hypertension: the role of subclinical organ damage -- 17. Microcirculation in hypertension -- 18. Smoking, nicotine and BP -- 19. Inflammatory markers and other risk factors in Hypertension -- 20. Benefits: pleiotropic versus BP dependent mechanisms -- 21. Threshold and target BP values for treatment: an evolving concept -- 22. Polypill concept -- 23. J-curve phenomenon: Does it exist? -- 24. Residual risk in treated hypertension -- 25. Poor BP control in the hypertensive population: which factors are involved -- 26. Ramadan fasting and BP control -- 27. Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal hypertensive women -- 28. Treating pain and inflammation in hypertension -- 29. Sexual function in untreated and treated hypertension -- 30. Cognitive function and dementia in hypertension. Epidemiologic and therapeutic aspects -- 31 Is hypertension preventable? -- 32. Atrial fibrillation. Modern epidemiologic and therapeutic aspects -- 33. Genetics and hypertension. Which information for clinical practice -- 34. Dual blockade of RAAS: benefits versus adverse Outcome -- 35. Long-term effects of RAAS blockade on renal function.
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Hypertension and headache

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Julianna Elston. --Delhi, India: Learning Press , 2012.
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This text presents current information about Hypertension and Headache.
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Elston, Julianna
Responsibility
Julianna Elston
Place of Publication
Delhi, India
Publisher
Learning Press
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9788132319771
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Headache
Abstract
This text presents current information about Hypertension and Headache.
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Fast facts : hypertension

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MacGregor, Graham A. (4th ed.) --Abingdon, England: Health Press , 2010.
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WG 340 M147f 2010
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 340 M147f 2010
Author
MacGregor, Graham A
Other Authors
Kaplan, Norman M
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Abingdon, England
Publisher
Health Press
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
95 p.
Series Title
Fast facts
ISBN
9781905832538
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Kaplan's clinical hypertension

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Kaplan, Norman M. (10th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2010.
Call Number
WG 340 K17k 2010
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 340 K17k 2010
Author
Kaplan, Norman M
Other Authors
Victor, Ronald G
Flynn, Joseph T
Edition
10th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
469 p.
ISBN
9781605475035
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Format
Book
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Comprehensive hypertension

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Gregory Y.H. Lip, John E. Hall. --Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier , c2007.
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Here is today's most in-depth reference for any cardiologist, internist, or nephrologist interested in hypertension. Drawing from international experience in cardiology, physiology, and nephrology, Drs. Lip and Hall have assembled a group of section editors and contributors second to none. You'll find the long-term effects of primary and secondary hypertension and a lengthy section on hypertensions for special populations featured prominently. Prevention and treatment of hypertension are covere…
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Hall, John E
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Gregory Y.H. Lip, John E. Hall
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, Pa.
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 1222 p.)
ISBN
9780323070676 (electronic bk.)
9780323039611
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Abstract
Here is today's most in-depth reference for any cardiologist, internist, or nephrologist interested in hypertension. Drawing from international experience in cardiology, physiology, and nephrology, Drs. Lip and Hall have assembled a group of section editors and contributors second to none. You'll find the long-term effects of primary and secondary hypertension and a lengthy section on hypertensions for special populations featured prominently. Prevention and treatment of hypertension are covered in detail, from lifestyle and diet issues to drug choice and delivery, and the section on comparison of guidelines is unique to this book. Find comprehensive coverage of hypertension including pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment all in one practical volume. See the complete systemic problems of hypertension at a glance with detailed, full-color illustrations of cellular and clinical manifestations. Simplify navigating the complexities of hypertension using algorithms for clinical exam and diagnosis. Get specific insight into prevention and treatment of hypertension in special populations. Go global with a comprehensive section on worldwide guidelines and the application of clinical material to local standards of practice.
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Fast facts : hypertension

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MacGregor, Graham A. (3rd ed.) --Abingdon, England: Health Press , 2006.
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WG 340 M147f 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 340 M147f 2006
Author
MacGregor, Graham A
Other Authors
Kaplan, Norman M
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Abingdon, England
Publisher
Health Press
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
91 p.
Series Title
Fast facts
ISBN
1903734606
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
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