Hypertension and Stroke

Pathophysiology and Management

  • Venkatesh Aiyagari
  • Philip B. Gorelick

Part of the Clinical Hypertension and Vascular Diseases book series (CHVD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Blood Pressure and Hypertension as Antecedents of Stroke

  3. Mechanisms of Hypertension and Hypertension-Related Stroke

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Jinhao Han, Hee-Joon Bae, Lawrence K.S. Wong
      Pages 77-94
  4. Management of Blood Pressure for First Stroke Prevention, Immediately after Acute Stroke, and for Recurrent Stroke Prevention

  5. Mechanisms and Sequelae of Elevated Blood Pressure on Brain Function and Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Elizabeth K. Geary, David L. Nyenhuis
      Pages 211-224
    3. Anand Viswanathan, Hugues Chabriat, Steven M. Greenberg
      Pages 225-235
    4. Deborah M. Little, Evan Schulze, Nilay Shah, Shanele McGowan
      Pages 237-255
  6. Organization of Stroke Care

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-279

About this book


This timely volume addresses the intimate pathophysiologic relationship between hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Hypertension is one of the most important global public health challenges, and its relationship to stroke and other catastrophic cerebrovascular diseases is an area of growing understanding. In this outstanding book, the editors and authors clearly and concisely synthesize our developing knowledge and place epidemiologic and physiologic information into a practical clinical context. Comprehensive chapters present the evidence supporting strategies for stroke prevention and care, including blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-coagulation, and management of other cerebrovascular risk factors. In addition to prescriptive measures for first stroke prevention, the book illuminates current regimens for care immediately after acute stroke and for the prevention of recurrent stroke. A unique section is dedicated to the exploration of the interaction between elevated blood pressure and brain function and cognition. The concluding chapter provides a resource towards optimizing the organization of stroke care. Hypertension and Stroke is of great utility for specialists in neurology and cardiovascular medicine and a valuable practical resource for all physicians caring for older adults and hypertensive patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Venkatesh Aiyagari
    • 1
  • Philip B. Gorelick
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Dept. NeurologyUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois, Department of Neurology and RehabilitatiCollege of Medicine at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-009-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-010-6
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