By Dr Eoin O’brien (auth.), Willem H. Birkenhäger (eds.)
This compact consultant at the functional administration of the hypertensive person first observed gentle in 1990. The underlying proposal used to be, and nonetheless is, to provide an simply available 'leaf-through' kind of mini-textbook at the hypertensive individual's and the various dilemmas that encompass analysis, surveillance and goal to regard or now not deal with. Our basic objective has been to advertise a utilitarian teach of notion within the decision-making procedure in perform, even if normal or specialistic. In pursuing this coverage, we felt, although, that the phrases of useful orientation and recommendation could be matched, in a concise shape, to medical arguments every time attainable. This can't regularly be completed in fact, in order that a few chapters necessarily have a extra scientifically-oriented flavour than others. For the 'eager reader' looking for extra clinical proof, chosen references were supplied. One may well rightfully ponder whether this sort of thought wouldn't develop into a hybrid form of high blood pressure advisor. And, definite, this book has develop into anything of a hybrid, a compromise among an extremely lean and beautifully pictorial compendium just like the Clinician's guide on high blood pressure (Hansson, 1990) and the ABC of high blood pressure (O'Brien et aI. , 1995) at the one hand, and full-blown textbooks (e. g. Laragh and Brenner, 1995; Swales, 1995) or even the instruction manual of high blood pressure sequence, Birken hager and Reid (1983 onwards) at the other.