Chapter 10. Hypertension

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine1,
  2. Paul Jansen2 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni3
  1. Sanjeev Khindri and
  2. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch10

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Khindri, S. and Jackson, S. (2009) Hypertension, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • hypertension, a sustained blood pressure above 140/90 MmHg;
  • hypertension - modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality;
  • compelling indications and contraindications for antihypertensive drugs;
  • clinical pharmacology of antihypertensive therapy;
  • thiazide/thiazide-like diuretics;
  • calcium channel blockers (CCBS) acting on l-type calcium channels;
  • centrally-acting vasodilating drugs;
  • alpha (α1) adrenergic receptor antagonists or α-blockers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Diagnosis

  • Investigation

  • Therapy

  • Clinical pharmacology of antihypertensive therapy

  • Key points

  • Links

  • References