Chapter 11. Hypertension

  1. Dan Roden MD Professor Director Assistant Vice-Chancellor
  1. Donna K. Arnett PhD, MSPH Professor Chair

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311785.ch11

Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics

Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics

How to Cite

Arnett, D. K. (2009) Hypertension, in Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics (ed D. Roden), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311785.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, Personalized Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. The AHA Clinical Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Elliott Antman

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175401

Online ISBN: 9781444311785



  • hypertension;
  • obstructive sleep apnea;
  • Mendelian forms of hypertension;
  • glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism (GRA);
  • aldosterone synthase;
  • adrenocorticotropic hormone (ATCH);
  • gene–environment interaction;
  • renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system;
  • hypertensive phenotype


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mendelian disorders resulting in hypertension

  • Complex genetic forms of hypertension

  • Gene–gene and gene–environment interactions

  • Hypertension genetics and genomics: challenges, opportunities, and clinical implications

  • References