Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 4th Edition


Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease provides today’s clinicians with clear, authoritative guidance on every aspect of managing and treating patients who suffer from hypertensive disorders.

Part of the renowned Braunwald family of references, Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease provides today’s clinicians with clear, authoritative guidance on every aspect of managing and treating patients who suffer from hypertensive disorders. An invaluable resource for cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists, this one-stop reference covers all the latest developments from basic science to clinical trials and guidelines related to the treatment of common to complex hypertension. Now fully updated from cover to cover, the 4th Edition offers unparalleled coverage of hypertension in an accessible and user-friendly manner.

  • Thoroughly covers new treatment guidelines related to recent research and the latest physiologic understanding for a wide range of patients with hypertension and related co-morbidities.
  • Includes new chapters on Hypertension in Women, Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists, Exercise and Hypertension, and Telemedicine/Digital Health.
  • Contains new or expanded content on epidemiology, pathophysiology, immunology, clinical findings, laboratory testing, invasive and non-invasive testing, risk stratification, clinical decision-making, prognosis, and management.
  • Provides new chapter summaries and a new focus on clinical and actionable content using a streamlined, narrative format.
  • Covers behavior management and prevention as an integral part of hypertensive and pre-hypertensive treatment plans.
  • Highlights combination drug therapies and management of chronic complications of hypertension.
  • Offers expert guidance from worldwide experts in cardiology, endocrinology, and nephrology, and integrates the most recent guidelines from leading organizations around the world.


Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease State-of-the-art, comprehensive coverage of hypertension from experts in the field

1. General Population and Global Cardiovascular Risk Prediction
2. Diet and Hypertension
3. Exercise and Hypertension
4. Hypertension in Women
5. Pathophysiology of Hypertension
6. Genetics of Hypertension
7. Inflammation and Immunity in Hypertension
8. The Environment and High Blood Pressure
9. Office Blood Pressure Measurement
10. Home Monitoring of Blood Pressure
11. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Clinical Hypertension Management
12. White Coat and Masked Hypertension
13. Renovascular Hypertension and Ischemic Nephropathy
14. Secondary Hypertension: Primary Hyperaldosteronism and Mineralocorticoid Excess States
15. Secondary Hypertension: Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
16. Sleep Disruption and Blood Pressure
17. The Natural History of Untreated Hypertension
18. Isolated Systolic Hypertension
19. Assessment of Hypertension-Mediated Organ Damage
20. Diuretics Therapy
21. Calcium Channel Blockers
22. Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Blockers
23. Aldosterone and Hypertension
24. β-Blockers, Central Sympathetic Agents, and Direct Vasodilators
25. Peripheral Alpha Blockers
26. Initial Combination Therapies
27. Device Therapies for Hypertension
28. The Treatment of Hypertension With Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, and Lifestyle
29. Approach to Difficult to Manage Primary Hypertension
30. Team-Based Care for Hypertension Management
31. Medication Adherence: Focus on Improvement
32. Digital Health and Telemedicine for Hypertension
33. Ischemic Heart Disease
34. Heart Failure
35. Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease Including Dialysis
36. Transplant Hypertension
37. Obesity and Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Treatment
38. Cerebrovascular Disease
39. Diabetes Mellitus: : Management of Hypertension in Diabetes
40. Onco-Hypertension: Anticancer Therapy-Associated Hypertension
41. Autonomic Dysfunction and Orthostatic Hypotension
42. Dyslipidemia
43. Aorta and Peripheral Arterial Disease in Hypertension
44. Hypertension in Pregnancy
45. Hypertension in Older People
46. Hypertension in African Americans
47. Resistant Hypertension
48. Hypertensive Emergencies and Urgencies
49. Hypertension in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment