Hypertension and heart failure: Diagnosis and management

Courville, Kevin A. and Ventura, Hector O. (2006) Hypertension and heart failure: Diagnosis and management. Current Hypertension Reports, 8 3: 185-190. doi:10.1007/s11906-006-0049-0

Author Courville, Kevin A.
Ventura, Hector O.
Title Hypertension and heart failure: Diagnosis and management
Journal name Current Hypertension Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-6417
Publication date 2006-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11906-006-0049-0
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 185
End page 190
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Current Medicine Group
Language eng
Abstract Heart failure continues to be a significant problem faced by today's health care professional. Heart failure remains one of the principal causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of heart failure continues to increase, largely due to an aging population and to modern technologic innovations that have led to prolonged survival of the cardiac patient. Hypertension increases the risk for heart failure in all age groups. In those individuals aged 40 years or older whose blood pressure is > 140/90 mm Hg, the lifetime risk for developing heart failure may be twice as high as that of their aged-matched counterparts. Therefore, it is imperative that the clinician be aware of the current diagnostic and therapeutic advancements for the early detection and aggressive treatment of hypertension and heart failure, to prevent patients from developing symptoms of heart failure and to decrease the need for hospitalizations once the diagnosis is confirmed.
Keyword Ventricular Ejection Fraction
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Diastolic Dysfunction
Systolic Function
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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