This book is a valuable tool to assist both cardiovascular physicians and scientists learning the intricacies of hypertension research and its milestone studies. All major hypertension trials have been reviewed in this book in chronological order with extensive discussion of the study population, study design, and outcomes and with a special focus on what knowledge they offered, their strengths and weaknesses, statistical errors, impact on international guidelines and unmet needs. Importantly, the book also offers physicians and young scientists with basic knowledge regarding medical biostatistics. It is of critical importance for a scientist involved in the field to understand deeply the process of analyzing medical data. Moreover, the accurate interpretation of the results is central for applying evidence-based medicine in everyday clinical practice.
Management of Hypertension: Current Practice and the Application of Landmark Trials is a critical tool to assist in the education of physicians and researchers in the field, providing a separate section on pioneer researchers in hypertension and urging readers to become bright exemplars for scientists wishing to pursue a career in academic medicine and hypertension research.
- The Importance of Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Practice
- Medical Biostatics: Basic Concepts
- Arterial Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk
- The VA Cooperative Studies; The First RCTs in Cardiovascular Disease: A Tribute to Edward D. Freis
- The Role of Dietary Modifications in Controlling Blood Pressure
- Hypertension Management in the Elderly
- Management of Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus
- Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension
- Hypertension Management in African Americans: The AASK and Other Landmark Trial Application
- Comparison Therapies in The Treatment of Hypertension. The ASCOT and ACCOMPLISH Trials
- Outcomes of different antihypertensive regimens
- Advantages and Disadvantages in Clinical Trials
- Arterial Hypertension: What is the Optimal Goal of Treatment?
- Methods of Blood Pressure Assessment Used in Milestone Hypertension Trials
- The Life and the Major Scientific Contributions of Irvine Page
- Neurogenic Mechanisms in Pre-hypertension and Pharmacologic Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension: Highlights of Professor Stevo Julius’ Scientific Contributions
- New Frontiers in Cardiovascular Research: Microfluidic Modeling of Cardiovascular Diseases and Applications for Hypertension Research