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Hypertension: CIBA Clinical Symposia, Volume 34, Number 5, 1982

Chobanian, Aram V., and Trench, Anne H. (Editor)

Published by CIBA Pharmaceutical Company, CIGA-GIEGY Corporation, Summit, NJ, 1982
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[2], 32, [12] p. Includes illustrations. Most illustrations in color. Bibliography. The Novartis Foundation produces Symposia, in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists and clinicians around the world. From Wikipedia: "Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). This equals the maximum and minimum pressure, respectively. There are different definitions of the normal range of blood pressure. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100 140mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60 90mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is often at or above 140/90 mmHg. Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension; about 90 95% of cases are categorized as "primary hypertension" which means high blood pressure with no obvious underlying medical cause. The remaining 5 10% of cases (secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Hypertension puts strain on the heart, leading to hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease if not treated. Hypertension is also a major risk factor for stroke, aneurysms of the arteries (e.g. aortic aneurysm), peripheral arterial disease and is a cause of chronic kidney disease. A moderately high arterial blood pressure is associated with a shortened life expectancy while mild elevation is not. Dietary and lifestyle changes can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of health complications, although drug treatment is still often necessary in people for whom lifestyle changes are not enough or not effective." From Wikipedia: " Aram V. Chobanian (born August 8, 1929) served as president ad interim of Boston University from 2003 until June 9, 2005, when, in recognition of Chobanian s work, the Board of Trustees voted to remove ad interim from his title and designate him the ninth president of Boston University. He had succeeded controversial B.U. President John Silber (1971-1996), who had become chancellor in 1996, but had stepped down as chancellor and reassumed the presidency on an interim basis after B.U. President Jon Westling (1996-2002) resigned to return to teaching. Dr. Chobanian is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension of the American Heart Association. A cardiologist, Chobanian holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Before accepting the interim position in 2003, he was the Dean of the Boston University School of Medicine. An Armenian-American, Dr. Chobanian is a member at the board of directors of the Fund for Armenian Relief. He has been involved in several programs to improve health care in Armenia. Dr. Chobanian has been elected a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal from the Yerevan State Medical University.[and] the St. Mesrob-Mashtots Medal." From Wikipedia: "Frank H. Netter (25 April 1906 17 September 1991) was an American surgeon and celebrated medical illustrator. The first edition of his Atlas of Human Anatomy his "personal Sistine Chapel" was published in 1989; he was a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine where he was first published in 1957. He began a commercial art career, quickly achieving success and doing work for the Saturday Evening Post and The New York Times. However, his family disapproved of a career as an artist and he agreed to study medicine. After g. Bookseller Inventory # 69076

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Title: Hypertension: CIBA Clinical Symposia, Volume...

Publisher: CIBA Pharmaceutical Company, CIGA-GIEGY Corporation, Summit, NJ

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Wraps

Illustrator: Netter, Frank.

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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