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2.1 Systolic versus diastolic and pulse pressure
2.2 Classification of hypertension
2.3 Total cardiovascular risk (Box 1)
2.3.1 Concept
2.3.2 Assessment
2.3.3 Limitations
3. Diagnostic evaluation
3.1 Blood pressure measurement
3.1.1 Office or clinic blood pressure
3.1.2 Ambulatory blood pressure (Box 3)
3.1.4 Isolated office or white coat hypertension
3.1.7 Central blood pressure
3.2 Family and clinical history (Box 4)
3.4 Laboratory investigations (Box 6)
3.5 Genetic analysis
3.6 Searching for subclinical organ damage (Box 7)
3.6.1 Heart
3.6.2 Blood vessels
3.6.3 Kidney
3.6.4 Fundoscopy
3.6.5 Brain
4. Evidence for therapeutic management of hypertension
4.1 Introduction
4.4.5 Trials with b-blockers
4.4.6 Conclusions
4.5.1 Heart
4.5.2 Arterial wall and atherosclerosis
5.1 When to initiate antihypertensive treatment
5.2.4 Conclusions
6. Treatment strategies
6.1.1 Smoking cessation
6.1.2 Moderation of alcohol consumption
6.1.3 Sodium restriction
6.1.4 Other dietary changes
6.1.5 Weight reduction
6.1.6 Physical exercise
6.2.1 Choice of antihypertensive drugs
7. Therapeutic approach in special conditions
7.3.1 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks
7.3.2 Cognitive dysfunction and dementia
7.5 Atrial fibrillation
7.7.1 Oral contraceptives
Box 18 Hypertension in women
7.7.2 Hormone replacement therapy
7.7.3 Hypertension in pregnancy
7.9 Resistant hypertension
7.10 Hypertensive emergencies
7.11 Malignant hypertension
Table 8 Hypertensive Emergencies
8. Treatment of associated risk factors (Box 21)
8.1 Lipid lowering agents
Lipid lowering agents
8.2 Antiplatelet therapy
8.3 Glycaemic control
9.1 Renal parenchymal disease
9.2 Renovascular hypertension
9.3 Phaeochromocytoma
9.4 Primary aldosteronism
9.5 Cushing’s syndrome
9.6 Obstructive sleep apnoea
9.7 Coarctation of the aorta
9.8 Drug-induced hypertension
11. Implementation of guidelines
APPENDIX:
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