This guide is structured to assist physicians in the management of those hypertensive patients who present with specific comorbidities, such as diabetes, systolic dysfunction, obesity, renal disease, or previous cardiac events, often associated with hypertension. The clinical cases contained in this book have been selected to provide a paradigmatic set of scenarios frequently encountered in daily clinical practice, and will serve as an easy-to-access tool in applying general guidelines to individual patients, particularly in the choice of the most appropriate antihypertensive therapy. Treatment of hypertension with associated clinical conditions require specific therapies and combinations of drugs, which are necessarily different from one comorbidity to another. By discussing exemplary cases that may better represent clinical practice in a "real world" setting, and analyzing step by step the diagnostic and therapeutic process, this book will assist cardiologists and physicians in selecting the diagnostic tools and forms of treatment best suited to the individual patient and the particular cardiovascular risk profile.
Clinical case 1: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Systolic Dysfunction.- Clinical case 2: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Myocardial Infarction.- Clinical case 3: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.- Clinical case 4: Adult Patient with Hypertension and End-stage renal disease.- Clinical case 5: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure.- Clinical case 6: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation.- Clinical case 7: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Obesity.- Clinical case 8: Adult Patient with Hypertension and Previous Stroke.