Chapter 14. Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Curt D Furberg and
  2. Bruce M Psaty

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch14

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Furberg, C. D. and Psaty, B. M. (2002) Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882

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Keywords:

  • hypertension;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • disease burden;
  • multifactorial etiology;
  • placebo-controlled trials

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Prevalence

  • Natural history

  • Disease burden

  • Prevention of hypertension

  • Drug treatment

  • Genetics, hypertension, and some potential drug-gene interaction

  • Cost effectiveness

  • Unanswered questions