Pediatric Hypertension (Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases)

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This outstanding second edition amplifies and improves this premier text on hypertension in neonates, children, and adolescents. Previous chapters have been fully revised and new chapters have been added to cover important topics of recent interest, such as the metabolic syndrome, the impact of exercise on blood pressure, the many uses of ambulatory monitoring, and the relationship of sleep disorders to hypertension. A comprehensive volume, this book features 32 chapters covering the breadth and depth of the current knowledge. It is divided into 4 sections: blood pressure regulation and hypertension pathophysiology; assessment of blood pressure; predictors, risk factors, and special populations; and evaluation and management. Filled with excellent detail and pragmatic information, Pediatric Hypertension, Second Edition includes therapeutic guidelines from the US National High Blood Pressure Education Program and cutting edge data from clinical antihypertensive trials. Trainees as well as practicing clinicians will find the updated information on current treatments especially useful.

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"This is a superb book that should be part of every pediatrician's library. It is current and up-to-date, with the experts in the field contributing superb information to a broad review of pediatric hypertension. Weighted Numerical Score: 97" -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"For pediatricians, family practitioners, and internists who have interests who have interests in the antecedents for cardiovascular disease, this textbook is a welcome addition because it offers the first comprehensive review on this important topic." - American Heart Association

"...offers substantial and detailed coverage of the area of pediatric hypertension...the most up-to-date and clinically relevant contribution to the field...the first comprehensive textbook on pediatric hypertension." - American Journal of Kidney Diseases

"...an exceptionally comprehensive and well-written text...for any person interested iin the regulation, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents, this a book worth adding to your library." - Pediatric Nephrology

"A timely book useful to all pediatricans, pediatric endocrinologists, inluding diabetologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, pharmacologists and transplantation teams." - Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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“Examines the full scope of pediatric hypertension ... and guidelines on how to evaluate and manage the pediatric hypertensive patient. ... Pediatric Hypertension serves as both a detailed and practical resource which will allow the clinician to adequately address the needs of the adolescent patient who presents with this very adult disease. Readers will immediately benefit from the authors’ clear-honed writing style which blends the most recent research data on the subject with the therapeutic guidelines from the US National High Blood Pressure Education Program.” (John Aiello, The Electric Review, January, 2011)

“Styled like an annual clinical review, this book on hypertension in children revisits current basic science, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment in articles edited by experts. ... an excellent academic resource for practitioners focused on hypertension in children ... . This is an excellent resource for clinicians who regularly manage pediatric patients with hypertension. It is well suited for pediatric cardiologists and nephrologists ... . It is an excellent, up-to-date resource for review of the current knowledge and approach to management of pediatric patients with hypertension.” (Micheal G. White, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2011)

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