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Table of Contents

Continuing Medical Education
Basic Science Update
   Genetic Effects
   Cardiovascular Risk Factors
   Renal Microvascular Disease
   Sympathetic Nervous System
   Vascular Remodeling and Injury
   Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone System
   Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Hypertension
The Role of the Obstetrician–Gynecologist
   Blood Pressure Measurement
   Pitfalls of Office Blood Pressure Measurement
Referral to a Hypertension Specialist
Initial Evaluation of Hypertension
Treatment of Hypertension
   Lifestyle Modifications
   Drug Therapy
   Device Therapies
   Clinical Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension
   Perioperative Management of Hypertension
Secondary Causes of Hypertension
   Renovascular Hypertension
   Primary Hyperaldosteronism
   Drug-Induced Hypertension
Hypertensive Emergencies
Reproductive Considerations
   Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
   Antenatal Testing and Timing of Delivery
   Contraception in the Hypertensive Patient
Special Concerns for Older Women
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Future Directions in Research and Therapy
Key Points


Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year