Chapter 17. Hypertension: Classification and Diagnosis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe MD and
  2. Crispín Marin Villalobos MD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch17

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Rodriguez-Iturbe, B. and Marin Villalobos, C. (2008) Hypertension: Classification and Diagnosis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Nephrology Section, Hospital Universitario and Universidad del Zulia, School of Medicine, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • secondary diseases of kidney;
  • hypertension;
  • hypertension as cause and consequence of kidney disease;
  • classification of hypertension;
  • Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial;
  • evaluation of hypertensive patient


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Determination of blood pressure in different settings

  • Classification of hypertension

  • Hypertension as a cause and consequence of kidney disease

  • Evaluation of the hypertensive patient

  • References