Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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Hypertension in the Elderly

Henry M Plawecki, RN, PhD

Abstract

Hypertension in the Gavras H, Gavras I. Boston, Wright, PSG Ine, 1983, 239 hardcover.

This seven-chapter book presents the topic of hypertension. chapter topics address the issues of demiology of hypertension as a risk tor, physiology of the aging vascular system, diagnosis and tion of hypertension in the elderly, sification of hypertensive disease, pharmacologic management of tension, pharmacology of sive drugs, and management of problems associated with hypertension.

Although the target audience for book is not identified by its authors, was obviously written for who are seeking to expand their knowledge of hypertension and its treatments. Major portions of this book specifically focus on the topic of diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of sion.

Even though this book is not expressly for nurses, it contains rial that could be useful for vascular clinical nurse whose primary area of expertise is care and education of the client. The gerontological nurse may especially interested in those of the book that focus on anatomic and hemodynamic alterations, cardiovascular effects of dynamic exercise and conditioning, and the pharmacokinetic alterations in the elderly.

This text is a comprehensive, scholarly effort that focuses on a common clinical problem of the elderly. It is written in a clinically sophisticated style and would be a valuable reference for the experienced clinical nurse specialist.…

Hypertension in the Gavras H, Gavras I. Boston, Wright, PSG Ine, 1983, 239 hardcover.

This seven-chapter book presents the topic of hypertension. chapter topics address the issues of demiology of hypertension as a risk tor, physiology of the aging vascular system, diagnosis and tion of hypertension in the elderly, sification of hypertensive disease, pharmacologic management of tension, pharmacology of sive drugs, and management of problems associated with hypertension.

Although the target audience for book is not identified by its authors, was obviously written for who are seeking to expand their knowledge of hypertension and its treatments. Major portions of this book specifically focus on the topic of diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of sion.

Even though this book is not expressly for nurses, it contains rial that could be useful for vascular clinical nurse whose primary area of expertise is care and education of the client. The gerontological nurse may especially interested in those of the book that focus on anatomic and hemodynamic alterations, cardiovascular effects of dynamic exercise and conditioning, and the pharmacokinetic alterations in the elderly.

This text is a comprehensive, scholarly effort that focuses on a common clinical problem of the elderly. It is written in a clinically sophisticated style and would be a valuable reference for the experienced clinical nurse specialist.

10.3928/0098-9134-19860701-13

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